Light Switch Plug

We have all heard of creative financing right? Well, check this out. I call it creative electrical work. I saw this at one of my inspections and thought “how unusual”.

The light switch is getting its power from a lamp cord type extension cord which is plugged into a non-grounded 2 prong outlet. The code requires the light switch to be hard wired using Romex and not extension cord wire. Hard wired means wired using no cord and plug. I guess we can say this work was done by a handyman on the weekend.