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Re: Professional Darwinism: Update to OP on p.74
« Reply #3255 on: January 16, 2013, 06:20:44 AM »
You know, I really read dishpit wrong and... well, I was initially surprised you'd call someone that AND that it made it past the filters...
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Re: Professional Darwinism: Update to OP on p.74
« Reply #3256 on: January 16, 2013, 06:23:34 AM »
You know, I really read dishpit wrong and... well, I was initially surprised you'd call someone that AND that it made it past the filters...

Ha!  It took a few read-throughs of the original post and yours not to wonder the same!

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Re: Professional Darwinism: Update to OP on p.74
« Reply #3257 on: January 16, 2013, 07:03:01 AM »
Mr "16 years" is now participating in the few project meetings he condescends to attend but somehow manages to answer questions from the senior analyst without actually directly addressing the senior analyst (he answers the question, but directs the answer at the Project Manager, rather that at senior analyst who asked the question of him).   :o

Senior analyst thinks this whole thing is hilarious. She says she's going to make it a game to see how many direct questions she can ask Mr 16 Years in one meeting without him ever directly answering her.  ;D

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Re: Professional Darwinism: Update to OP on p.74
« Reply #3258 on: January 16, 2013, 08:28:14 AM »
You know, I really read dishpit wrong and... well, I was initially surprised you'd call someone that AND that it made it past the filters...
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Re: Professional Darwinism: Update to OP on p.74
« Reply #3259 on: January 16, 2013, 09:13:16 AM »
My local grocery store has a group of PD specialists. Under the old management, a group of women in their 50's and 60's were hired. Three work in the deli and two work in the front, bagging and stocking shelves. These women are nearly identical in their appearance, and they all move at their own pace. The three in the deli are notorious to the customers and management alike for moving extremely slowly. The sales from the deli slow down 50% when one of them is working, because they have absolutely no reason to move quickly, and it takes 10 minutes to get a deli order filled.

The two that work in the front like to take a coffee break (while on the clock) and sit on the benches in the front, instead of in their employee break room. The new management is nearly at wits end in attempts to bring a new attitude in these employees rather than letting them go.

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Re: Professional Darwinism: Update to OP on p.74
« Reply #3260 on: January 16, 2013, 09:14:06 AM »
I think in honor of all of our gutter-bound minds, I shall make "dishpit" my new insult.  "Look at that lane change!  Gads, what a dishpit!"
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Re: Professional Darwinism: Update to OP on p.74
« Reply #3261 on: January 16, 2013, 09:35:30 AM »
I think in honor of all of our gutter-bound minds, I shall make "dishpit" my new insult.  "Look at that lane change!  Gads, what a dishpit!"

Oh, man!  You just made me snort coffee out of my nose!  But, I agree with you :)
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Re: Professional Darwinism: Update to OP on p.74
« Reply #3263 on: January 16, 2013, 10:30:00 AM »
Security audit finds dev OUTSOURCED his JOB to China to goof off at work

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Oh wow! Now that is quite impressive. Does anyone know how long he got away with it for?

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Re: Professional Darwinism: Update to OP on p.74
« Reply #3264 on: January 16, 2013, 10:40:21 AM »
Brings up an interesting point, though... assuming there's no security or confidentiality concerns, was what he did really all that wrong?  People subcontract all the time.  Mind you, it was somewhat dishonest, but really it's just an exaggeration of normal business practices (the acronym NSFW exists for a reason!)
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Re: Professional Darwinism: Update to OP on p.74
« Reply #3265 on: January 16, 2013, 11:16:04 AM »
He was an employee of his company and I'm sure he was not authorized to subcontract his work without prior clearance from his employer. Nor was he authorized to send his token (a piece of hardware that allowed access to the private network) to someone outside the company.  Also, his duties did not include sitting around and surfing the web.

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Re: Professional Darwinism: Update to OP on p.74
« Reply #3266 on: January 16, 2013, 11:37:57 AM »
That would be security and confidentiality then.  Then again, I wasn't asking whether it went against corporate policy... merely whether it was entirely unethical.  The work got done (on his dime, I would assume), so he wasn't defrauding the company out of pay for work.  My first reaction when reading this, honestly, was to congratulate him on his cleverness.
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Re: Professional Darwinism: Update to OP on p.74
« Reply #3267 on: January 16, 2013, 11:40:23 AM »
I'm pretty certain a strong case could be made for fraud.

He was employed by several companies (not just the one that sparked the investigation), and considered a star programmer. He was obviously misrepresenting his skills, and being paid handsomely for it. If the company wanted to outsource their jobs to China, I'm sure they would.

Adding in the stuff about his token, which I'm sure could have led to a massive breach of security if it got into the wrong hands, and I'm surprised he wasn't arrested.

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Re: Professional Darwinism: Update to OP on p.74
« Reply #3268 on: January 16, 2013, 11:44:00 AM »
5 Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) workers were fired.  They were responsible for writing tickets for violations, such as loitering, littering, etc.  Instead of actually doing their job, they wrote bogus tickets in the name of various well know homeless people who frequent the stations, looking for a place to keep warm.  Technically, the homeless folks would be loitering but policy is not to ticket them if they aren't being disruptive.  And besides, the tickets were never actually issued to the people whose names are on them.  Not that they could pay them, anyway, being homeless and all.  Oh, and most of these employees?  Made the Sunshine List, which is a list of public servents making >$100,000 per year.  Which they could only do by charging significant overtime since their normal salary is quite a bit less than that.
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Re: Professional Darwinism: Update to OP on p.74
« Reply #3269 on: January 16, 2013, 11:44:35 AM »
I'm pretty certain a strong case could be made for fraud.

He was employed by several companies (not just the one that sparked the investigation), and considered a star programmer. He was obviously misrepresenting his skills, and being paid handsomely for it. If the company wanted to outsource their jobs to China, I'm sure they would.

Adding in the stuff about his token, which I'm sure could have led to a massive breach of security if it got into the wrong hands, and I'm surprised he wasn't arrested.

Aside from the fact that it was wrong- I was actually impressed by the cleverness of his scheme.