Tech CEO calls overemployment trend a 'new form of theft and deception' after firing 2 engineers secretly working multiple full-time jobs at once


LinkedIn post shared by Canopy CEO Davis Bell is sparking controversy for shedding light on the growing trend of "overemployment," or secretly working two remote jobs at once.

The post went viral Friday after Bell said Canopy, a midsize software company in Utah, recently fired two engineers who were secretly working two full-time jobs simultaneously. Overemployment has soared during the pandemic, with some saying it allows them to make up to $600,000 a year during a period of record inflation and soaring housing costs. 

"To me, this isn't some fun new social trend," Bell wrote in the post. "It's a new form of theft and deception, and not something in which an ethical, honest person would participate."



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