Here at SoftLayer, we keep the culture fun, entertaining, challenging, and sometimes a bit left of center! In the same vein as the Star Wars motif (http://theinnerlayer.softlayer.com/2008/softlayer-the-empire/) we have started awarding techs that go way above and beyond. Techs at SoftLayer are already some of the best in the industry, so this is a way to keep it fun and challenging- and nerdy! Let me tell you, I had a realization when getting the Star Ware figures, that I am now an adult and could just buy everything!
Here is how the awards went down..
(in the voice of General Grievous)
For those droids not destroyed in the line of duty or beheaded for undisclosed reasons (cough cough) rewards are in order!
Droid Awards are presented to a tech for outstanding work in the line of duty.
The awards are Star Wars “Droids.”
But in our universe, SoftLayer is the ruling entity, of course! And all Droids have the SoftLayer logo.
Right now, there are 3 Droid Awards:
|Super Battle Droid Award|
|The Super Battle Droid Award is given to a tech who, like the Super Battle Droid,
does his job better than average all the time. Techs with this award are considered a workhorse,
and respected by their peers for always taking care of business no questions asked.
|Assassin Droid Award|
|The Assassin Droid Award is given to a tech who,
like the Assassin Droid, knocks one specific project or task out of the park, or “assassinates” it.
Techs with this award take control of one specific high profile issue, own the problem, and see it through to the end.
|Destroyer Droid Award|
|The Destroyer Droid Award is given to a tech who, like the Destroyer Droid,
consistently rolls into situations, takes control, and “destroys” them.
Techs with this award look at the bigger picture, and go outside their realm of job description,
making sure projects and tasks are completed with proper prioritization, no matter how many.
Awardees frequently think like a manager and are quick to help coordinate workload among fellow employees.
Techs that receive an award should be respected- these awards are not given out lightly. So be proud if you receive one, strive to get one if you have not, and congratulate all who are adorned with them!
Scott Minyard, a Dallas Server Build Engineer was the first to receive an award, the Super Battle Droid Award!
Congratulations, Scott, for being one of the great employees of SoftLayer!