I have been waiting for a news item like this.
With the impersonal corporate culture where no body knows nobody(despite the HR spiel of ‘ all are colleagues, no vertical hierarchy, all on first name basis), this is bound to happen.
What has happened to access card given to the employees?
It looks that the security badge given to the boy during his official education there still worked!
Eric Simons, from Chicago, slept on sofas, ate free in cafeterias, and used his days to work on his own start up company, offering teachers the chance to share lesson plans.
Other employees assumed he was a colleague and admired his strong work ethic. Simons would already be in the gym when they arrived at 7am, and he always stayed latest in the office at night.
Simons told technology website CNET: “There were so many people going in and out each day. They’d say, ‘Oh, he just works, here, he’s working late every night. Wow, what a hard worker.’”
During his first month Simons estimated he spent only $30 (£20) of his own money, mostly on occasional trips out to McDonald’s. He kept his clothes in a gym locker where he also showered.
The teenager, who had only finished high school a few months earlier, gained access to the offices when he was part of an official education.