Friday, January 18, 2013

A bit too clever............................

A brief story about outsourcing:  A $250,000 per year software engineer hired a Chinese engineer to do his work for him - and paid him $50,000 per year - so he could spend "his workday checking sites such as Reddit, Ebay, Facebook and LinkedIn and watching cat videos."   Full entrepreneurial story is here.  Conclusion here:

By all account, the Chinese contractor did an excellent job and until then it reflected well on Bob. “His code was clean, well-written, and submitted in a timely fashion,” Mr. Valentine noted. “Quarter after quarter, his performance review noted him as the best developer in the building.”
So why did they fire the guy?

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