Featured Employee is a special tradition on SBC (formally known as Community Spotlight and then Employee of the Month). It is awarded to the users who have done the rememberable things in the community or have been very active, similar to the Community Spotlight feature from TV.com. Your avatar and name will be featured on a widget on the forum for three months. You will get a PM knowing you are featured by a Staff Member. If you are featured, you get:
-Featured Employee badge.
-Name and avatar featured on widget, along with a description on why you were chosen.
-You can even put "I was the Featured Employee for Fall/Winter/Spring/Summer year" in your signature.
On January 1st, 2018, the system was entirely rebooted. Now, a member is featured once every three months to represent a season, and it is made more special. Past members who have been previously featured in EOTM may be able to be a Featured Employee as well.
Community Spotlight (February 2010 - August 2010)
February 2010 - Spongebobs1fan
March 2010 - Wumbology
August 2010 - Steel Sponge
Employee of the Month (March 2011 - December 2017)
March 2011 - Sabre
April 2011 - Metal Snake
May 2011 - CDCB
June 2011 - Pakasa43
July 2011 - OMJ
August 2011 - Deli
September 2011 - JCM
October 2011 - Servin' Up Smiles
November 2011 - Elastic Dog
December 2011 - SpongeOddFan
January 2012 - Clappy
February 2012 - Unlimitedcha
March 2012 - WWESpongefan
April 2012 - CF
May 2012 - The Idiot Box
June 2012 - Spongebobfan29
July 2012 - SG12
August 2012 - Crushingmayhem
September 2012 - Webizoid345
October 2012 - SpongeMaxwell
November 2012 - ClassicNickelodeon Fan 1
December 2012 - E.V.I.L
January 2013 - Shinya
February 2013 - Martincek
March 2013 - Michaelmn
April 2013 - Sofia
May 2013 - Patty Sponge
June 2013 - Trophy
July 2013 - Aya
August 2013 - Milkmaidman
September 2013 - Dr. Sex
October 2013 - Someone
November 2013 - Chrdrenkmann
December 2013 - President Squidward
January 2014 - TheOpenWindowManiac
February 2014 - SB_DW_Fan
March 2014 - CyanideFishbone
April 2014 - Terminoob
May 2014 - Cosmic-Loop
June 2014 - OneFluttershyAway
July 2014 - EVSPONGEFAN
August 2014 - William Leonard
September 2014 - Urchees
October 2014 - Fred Rechid
November 2014 - Halibut
December 2014 - Fat Lenny
January 2015 - Steel Sponge
February 2015 - Bubblerock
March 2015 - rev up those fryers
April 2015 - Hayden
May 2015 - Fa
June 2015 - katnisslovestacos
July 2015 - Grubby Grouper
August 2015 - tyeamwork
September 2015 - sbnator20
October 2015 - illiniguy34
November 2015 - Spongetron Robotpants
December 2015 - MrTortellini00
January 2016 - spongeboblover
February 2016 - DarknessDG
March 2016 - imrustyokay
April 2016 - Big Meaty Claws
May 2016 - squidwardisawesome22
June 2016 - Teamwork
July 2016 - BenPaz
August 2016 - Renegade the Unicorn
September 2016 - Homestuck
October 2016 - Sandy
November 2016 - Ol Bold and Brash
December 2016 - SpongeBob's #1 Fan
January 2017 - Conehead
February 2017 - NegiSpongie
March 2017 - 4EverGreen
April 2017 - Bugs Bunny
May 2017 - Aquatic Nuggets
June 2017 - Wumbology
July 2017 - Elmyra Duff
August 2017 - Alex Squarepants
September 2017 - The Spicy Burrito
October 2017 - tvguy
November 2017 - ooooooofy
December 2017 - Frankie Doodle
Featured Employee (2018 - present)
Winter 2018 (January - March) - crushingmayhem
Reason: crushingmayhem was chosen as our Featured Employee for Winter 2018 for his resilience and dedication to the community. Despite all of the damage caused by the hurricane in Puerto Rico, crushing has made every attempt to go on SBC and keep us updated. To this date, his house still doesn't have proper power, yet he comes on every day. The choice for Featured Employee was unanimous: crushing is loved by everyone, very dedicated, and one of the best friends anyone could ask for. While he is a moderator, we felt that no one else would have been a better pick than crushing.
Spring 2018 (April - June) - SpongeOddFan
Reason: SOF was chosen as our Featured Employee for Spring 2018 for his dedication and heart to SBC for over eight years now. He is a friendly member to many, and his cheerfulness always brings a bright spot. He has been a true loyal member through and through.
Summer 2018 (July - September) Homie
Reason: Homie was chosen as our Featured Employee for Summer 2018 due to her determination and amazing bravery in having the courage to tell everyone about her story, one that she wanted justice for. She has also contributed to the site in numerous ways through posting and events. (See also: Third SBC Renaissance)
Autumn 2018 (September - December) WhoBob
Reason: WhoBob was chosen as our Featured Employee for Autumn 2018 due to his exceptional activity and contributions. He is also a generally kind member to others and is a joy to be around.
Winter 2018/2019 (December - March) HawkbitAlpha
Reason: For his outstanding contributions to the forums and for making perhaps the strongest comeback in SBC history, we're recognizing HawkbitAlpha as our Featured Employee for Winter 2018. Not only has he proven to be thoroughly loyal and reliable in times of peril for the forum, but he's been a consistent figure for the rest of the forums to rely on.
Spring 2019 (March - June) sbl
Reason: From his cheerful attitude that rubs off on the community members themselves, hard work and dedication in SpongeCraft to his overall kindness to others, SBL has been recognized as Featured Employee of Spring 2019. His activeness has proven himself a fine and reliable addition to our forums.
Summer 2019 (June - September) Wintermelon43
Reason: Wintermelon has been recognized as Featured Employee of Summer 2019 due to his passion for SpongeBob, along with his activity across both the forums and Discord.
Autumn 2019 (September - December) Coffee_lover
Reason: Coffee has been chosen as Featured Employee of Autumn 2019 due to being a well respected and loved contributor to the site's lore and meme library. He is a joy to have around and his passion for SpongeBob is also to be commended.
Winter 2019/2020 (December - March) G4ry
Reason: For his positive spirit, continuous contribution and activity in the community not to mention his witty off-color humor and very likable personality, G4ry has been featured as the Featured Employee of Winter 2019.
Spring 2020 (March - June) Steel Sponge
Reason: Steel has been a dedicated member to SBC for the last decade, contributing much, whether from entertaining posts, to insightful posts, all the way to his spin-offs. His passion for the site is why he was chosen for the Featured Employee of Spring 2020.
Summer 2020 (June - September) RDSP
Reason: RDSP has been a well meaning member the past few years, showing his dedication and loyalty to the site through a multitude of ways, even without always being on. He has also shown an immense knowledge for SpongeBob, leading to fascinating show discussions. These reasons are why he was chosen for the Featured Employee of Summer 2020.
Autumn 2020 (September - December) dmandaman
Reason: Dman has made many fun contributions to the forums and Discord, including his memes and dedication towards participating in SBC events. He has also been an entertaining presence to have around, and for these reasons, is the Featured Employee of Autumn 2020.
Winter 2020/2021 (December - March) Katniss
Reason: Katniss has been a dedicated, kind and joyful member to have around on the site, whether through her passion of music or entertaining exchanges in Ask Me. For these reasons and more, she is chosen as the Featured Employee of Winter 2020/2021. And we do love tacos.
Spring 2021 (March - June) Kev
Reason: Kev has been an amusing, fun member to have around on both the forums and Discord, whether for his passion in discussing film and music or for being an entertaining goofball. For these reasons and more, he is chosen as the Featured Employee of Spring 2021.
Summer 2021 (June - September) Old Man Jenkins
Reason: OMJ has been a loyal member of the site for over a decade now, continuing to visit and share his entertaining writings through mobile, which is no easy feat. Even without being on the Discord, he’s still shown his dedication and passion to the site. For these reasons and more, he is chosen as the Featured Employee of Summer 2021. Stay cherry.
- There were three joke Employees of the Month. SpongeBob SquarePants on April 1st, 2013, Plankton on April 1st, 2014, and American Idiot on April 1st, 2016.
- Jane and More are the only previously-banned users to be named Employees of the Month. Similarly, HawkbitAlpha is the only previously-banned user to be named a Featured Employee.