Congratulations to our SMS Standout John Dobbs. John went out on a job to facilitate a front-line work execution course. During his time there, it was brought to his attention, that the oncoming safety specialist would not be able to make it to his hitch. John agreed to help with HSE coverage on the platform while still fulfilling his obligation to facilitate the front-line work execution course. Way to be a team player and going above and beyond, John! Thank you.
We were able to get a glimpse into what a day at work looks like for John and learn some fun facts about him.
A.A. Describe a typical day at work.
J.D I spend my day working with Shell personnel and Shell partners in safety to assist and assure the Frontline Work Execution is rolled out successfully. I spend part of the day training personnel in a classroom setting and the other part out on deck.
A.A. What was the best vacation you have ever taken?
J.D. Cal Ripken Experience in Pigeon Forge with my family and my son’s travel team. My son participated in this tournament and we thoroughly enjoyed our time in Pigeon Forge with the baseball team and family.
A.A. Describe yourself in one sentence.
J.D. I am an extrovert that enjoys talking to people.
A.A What is your favorite thing about your job?
J.D. I love being able to interact with everyone from the OIM to the galley crew. It is great to meet people from different walks of life.
A.A. What food could you live on for a month?
A.A. Do you have a side hustle, hobby, or volunteer group that you’re involved in outside of work? What else do you spend your time doing?
J.D. I sell roofs on my days off and play golf when I am not taking my kids to baseball/softball practice.
A.A. How do you stay motivated at work?
J.D. I try to put myself in other people’s shoes and remember that what I am bringing to the table can and will help them become safer and hopefully change the culture.
A.A What has been the most fulfilling moment in your career so far?
J.D. At this point, I have had many moments that have made my career very enjoyable.
A.A Who would play you in a movie?
A.A. Tell us about a moment that changed your life.
J.D. When my children were born. I instantly wanted to try to become someone they would be proud of.
A.A. What would be your advice for future [safety professionals]?
J.D. Never take things personally. We have job to do and if someone doesn’t want to take your advice or is not willing to talk to you then you just do everything you can to help but don’t let it get you down.
A.A. What is your favorite activity outside of work?
J.D. I love watching my son play baseball and my daughter play softball.
A.A. Name one book that inspired you professionally.
J.D. Dave Ramsey
A.A. Which talent or superpower would you most like to have and why?
J.D. Having super speed, so I can get everyone where they need to be on time.
A.A. What was the best advice you were ever given?
J.D. Always do your best whether it’s at work or at home. Trust the process and enjoy the ride while it lasts.
A.A. Do you have a bucket list? What are the top 3 things on it?
J.D. I would like to skydive, visit Ireland, and play golf over there.
A.A. Do you have any pets? What are their names?
J.D. I have two dogs. An English Mastiff named Thor and a Dachshund named Lily.
A.A. A penguin walks through the door right now wearing a sombrero. What does he say and why is he here?
J.D Howdy. How do I get the heck out of this heat?