But the funny thing is that his employers failed to notice for two years!
Just like in most other businesses, Tom was provided with a digital assistant that tracked his active assignments and completed work, as well as tracking his location through a GPS.
But what Colella did to deviate from his work and deceive his employers was astounding.
For the past two years, Tom had been using an empty foil packet of potatoes to block the GPS tracking.
It worked similarly to a “Faraday cage”, which is a device that blocks electromagnetic fields.
The digital assistant was placed inside the bag and was sealed up entirely to prevented the signal from getting through.
After being confronted with the issue, he stated that his device was simply malfunctioning.
But the Australia’s Fair Work Commission came to the conclusion that this potato chip bag trick served no other purpose but to help Tom skip work.
According to some sources, Tom had golfed 21 days in a row during working hours!
Shocking isn’t it?!
Authorities are still struggling to find a plausible explanation as to why else he would deliberately obstruct the GPS’s collecting capacity of the device.
Apparently, Tom’s top choice of crisp bag to use was the well know Australian brand Twisties.
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