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Congrats to SMS Standout Trey Ring

By July 11, 2022No Comments

Congratulations to our SMS Standout Trey Ring. Trey is being recognized for his willingness and dedication to his job. Recently, he has volunteered to fill job openings on his days off. During this time, he trained the new employees that would be filling those open positions and assisted, coached, and mentored them while they became acclimated to their new duties. Great way to be a team player, Trey! 


We were able to get a glimpse into what a day at work looks like for Trey and learn some fun facts about him.

A.A. Describe a typical day at work.

T.R. My day starts around 4 a.m. I get a breakfast sandwich and head upstairs where the offshore workers (OSW) gather and start a pot of coffee. I open my computer and begin COVID-19 testing the hands that are scheduled.  After the testing is complete, the night hands transfer down and the day hands transfer up. I check in each worker coming and going; on average it’s about 75 people. Interacting with everyone is my favorite part of the day.  Everyone has a unique story to tell and getting to know everyone on such a personal level makes working remotely tolerable and fun.

After check-in/out, I update and forecast the testing schedule. Then it’s on to lunch followed by inventory/stock/organizing the hospital. That typically takes me through the afternoon and then into transfers. Once the evening testing and transfers are complete, I eat dinner, sleep, and repeat. 


A.A. What was the best vacation you have ever taken?

T.R. Lake City Colorado with my wife and kids. We spent a week driving the RZR over 14,000ft mountain passes and visiting old mining towns in the area. Just us four being together and having picnics in the mountains and dinner in towns or grilling out at the campgrounds.  


A.A. Describe yourself in one sentence.

T.R. The best way to answer this question would be to ask my wife!


A.A. What is your favorite thing about your job?

T.R. Being the swiss army knife for the rig.   


A.A. What food could you live on for a month?

T.R. Cicis pizza.


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?

T.R. My family – I spend all my time off with my wife and kids and there is nothing else I would rather do.


A.A. How do you stay motivated at work?

T.R. Doing my best to stay out of trouble.


A.A. What has been the most fulfilling moment in your career so far?

T.R. Being promoted to Driver/Operator when I was a fireman.  That was the only job I ever wanted.  Then I retired!


A.A. Who would play you in a movie?

T.R. probably Boss Spearman (Robert Duvall) in Open Range.


A.A. Tell us about a moment that changed your life.

T.R. Meeting my wife.


A.A. What would be your advice for future [safety professionals]?

T.R. Stay in school.


A.A. What is your favorite activity outside of work?

T.R. Building Legos or playing video games with my son.


A.A. Name one book that inspired you professionally.

T.R. The Essentials of Paramedicine.


A.A. Which talent or superpower would you most like to have and why?

T.R I would want to fly; one flap of the wing and I could be in the air, somewhere else, and whenever I wanted.


A.A. What was the best advice you were ever given?

T.R. If you’re going to be stupid, be smart about it.


A.A. Do you have a bucket list? What are the top 3 things on it?

T.R. Retiring, moving to the mountains, and having my family near until the end.


A.A. Do you have any pets? What are their names?

T.R. I have a cat, he has many names Baxter, bubba kitty, or bubble kitty as my kids used to say. We have a shiatzu named Olly.  My wife has a dog named Jolee.


A.A. A penguin walks through the door right now wearing a sombrero. What does he say and why is he here?

T.R. Oh, it’s that kind of party.