A meme appeared on my Facebook feed with the following text:
- The Squeaky wheel gets outsourced
- High achievers end up working unpaid overtime
- No good deed goes unpunished
- Dare to be adequate!
True? False? There is absolutely some truth to those principles. If you annoy the boss enough, she won’t fight to save your job–but it’s pretty rare that a company decides to outsource a function based on one annoying employee. There are absolutely employees who bust their buns and work all kinds of crazy hours, only to be rewarded with more work, no praise and no promotion. So, do you want to be “adequate?” Think about these 5 reasons.