I was loyal.
I was responsible.
I was dependable.
I was hard-working.
I was smart.
I was honest.
I was hungry.
I was willing to sacrifice sleep, family, and love — all for the good of the company. I was the model employee, wasn’t I?
But then it hit me. Getting it done on-time, correctly, and with a smile on my face wasn’t enough.
All that stuff was nothing without status. Status of the project. Status of the deliverable. Status of the status.
Once I figured out how to give status, I figured out how to be the model employee.
Give status and you can be a model employee.
[On a related note, lifeisnoyoke is looking for model employees.]