News – “Man Used Empty Chip Bag To Help Him Play Hooky From Work For 2 Years”

foodbeast.comMany people have felt the urge to play hooky from work once or twice, but not many act on it, especially if work is tracking your location with a GPS. One man, however, was able to utilize an empty chip bag to befuddle his employers and sneak out of work over 140 times in two years.

 
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According to The Telegraph, Australian electrician Tom Colella would hide his work PDA in an empty bag of Twisties to prevent his GPS from being tracked. Twisties chip bags contain a lining of foil that allows them to act like a makeshift “Faraday cage” that blocks electromagnetic signals. By placing his tracker in the empty chip bag, Colella was able to avoid work to go golfing on multiple occasions as the GPS signal was glitched up. Thus, he was basically getting paid his $111,000 Australian dollar salary (about $84,000 in US dollars) to play golf a la Donald Trump.


Not all heroes rock capes man

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