Msg#: 4536602 posted 6:19 am on Jan 18, 2013 (gmt 0)
As we speak, company lawyers are poring over those six-figure programmers' employment contracts* and discovering to their dismay that it never actually says outright that the work has to be physically done by the individual human signing the contract. It probably says "responsible for..."
:: inescapable analogy to "billable hours" here ::
* There have to be written contracts so they can enforce things like non-compete clauses, non-disclosure and so on.