Tom had been sneakily using an empty foil potato chip bag that blocked the GPS tracking. This scheme operated similarly to a “Faraday cage”, which is a device that blocks electromagnetic fields. His digital assistant was placed inside the bag, and sealed up entirely, which prevented the signal from getting through.
Upon being confronted with the issue, he stated that his device was malfunctioning. Australia’s Fair Work Commission concluded that this unusual potato chip bag trick served no other purpose but to help him in skipping work. Fox News reports that Tom had golfed 21 days in a single month during working hours.
Authorities struggled to find a plausible explanation as to why else he would deliberately obstruct the GPS’s collecting capacity of the device. Tom’s bag of choice appeared to be the brand known as Twisties, and although it effectively defeated the GPS tracking, he wisely still managed to update details about his assignments daily, deceptively. Colella was dismissed from his employment following the investigation, putting an end to his long-lasting antics.