Had a co-worker whos husband was the IT Manager for a retail chain. One day we were talking about how her husband wants to start his own consulting business and has a small firm setup back in India mostly for development jobs.
A couple of weeks later she is all excited because her husbands consuting firm in India just landed a big contract with the retail company he works for, to provide phone support for their entire chain.
When I asked isn't that a conflict of interest? She said that the retail company doesn't know her husband owns the consulting firm.
So they leased a warehouse in India hired about 30 people and armed them with the trusty support book script and they started the contract.
Six months in to the contract the retail company was receiving so many complaints that the owners flew to India to meet with the consulting company, un-announced.
Not only were they shocked to see a dirty warehouse, with people literally in rags answering phones. No one their had a PC or even retail hardware to work with.
Then they sat down with who they thought was the owner and discovered documents and information they should never had had from the companies IT office.
Thats when they hired some lawyers and investigators and found out what was going on...
Its still in litigation and my coworker and her family fled back to India..
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