Description: Bob was his company’s best software developer, got glowing performance reviews and earned more than $250,000 a year.
Date: Jan 17, 2013
Bob was paying a Chinese firm about $50,000 a year to do his work, then spent the day surfing the web, watching cat videos and updating his Facebook page.
“This particular case was pretty unique,” computer security investigator Andrew Valentine, who helped uncover Bob’s scheme, said in an e-mail to The Globe and Mail. “We thought it was actually pretty clever.”
Questions for discussion:
1. Is there an ethical dilemma in what Bob was doing at his place of work? Why or Why Not??
2. What benefits can you see with outsourcing as a company?
3. What pitfalls can you see a company risking by outsourcing?