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Sysadmin trained his offshore replacements, sat back, watched ex-employer's world burn

Marty McFly

Employee to consultant...

Good friend of mine did corporate events. The following week was a major customer facing event. Tuesday before he was RIF'd. He handed in his properly wiped (but secretly backed-up) laptop. On Thursday he got the call, "How quickly can you incorporate and give us a bid to run the event next week?"

After about two years of being incorporated and having one customer who paid a lot of money for the 'outsourcing', the company came to their wits and asked if they would like to simply come back on-staff.

That lasted a dozen years, and now the current management has outsourced events staff again.

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