Outsource Your Own Job
Either this is a bizarre new scam, or the Times of India
has fallen for a tall tale. It claims that the hot new trend among programmers is to outsource their own jobs to India
. As the article explains: "Says a programmer on Slashdot.org who outsourced his job: 'About a year ago I hired a developer in India to do my job. I pay him $12,000 out of the $67,000 I get. He's happy to have the work. I'm happy that I have to work only 90 minutes a day just supervising the code. My employer thinks I'm telecommuting. Now I'm considering getting a second job and doing the same thing.'"
Sounds like a great scheme... unless your boss finds out you're just a middleman and decides to cut you out of the loop. I'm suspicious that this practice is really as prevalent as the Times of India
implies. (via Common Sense Technology
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