Your first reaction to this story might be to be angry at "Bob" for his laziness, his apathy, and his general un-American attitude toward work and productivity. But I think he's an absolute slacker genius.
Bob—not a real name—worked last year as a computer programmer for an unnamed company somewhere in the U.S. Understandably, he didn't really like his work, and he looked for a way, like most of us, to not do it.
Then, in a moment of inspiration, he came up with a bright idea to fix his situation. A eureka moment. Exactly like Archimedes. "Hey, what if I take care of what might happen to me anyway and outsource this bad boy to China?"
So that's what Bob did. Paying one-fifth of his salary to a programming consulting firm in China, Bob was able to do literally nothing at work all day while some unnamed guy in the Hebei Province did all his work for him. And it worked out really well: The guy actually received awards from his company for the work that the Chinese company did, which gave him the ability to go to other firms and take jobs there, then outsource the jobs while making hundreds of thousands of dollars. He would have gotten away with all of it if too, if his company hadn't noticed that someone in China was using the VPN of the employee to login.
Bob has Management written all over him. We should hire him as our boss here.
This was his schedule, by the way:
9:00 a.m. – Arrive and surf Reddit for a couple of hours. Watch cat videos
11:30 a.m. – Take lunch
1:00 p.m. – Ebay time.
2:00 – ish p.m Facebook updates – LinkedIn
4:30 p.m. – End of day update e-mail to management.
5:00 p.m. – Go home
A day we all should strive for.