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