It was another ordinary workday for EnerCorp’s Joe Short until he acted to help a driver in distress.
EnerCorp is proud to recognize one of our team members on our Midland trip last week. A huge THANK YOU to Mr. Joe Short who recently exemplified everything we look for in an employee when discussing the topic of safety leadership and looking out for one another.
For those of you who don’t know the story, Joe was heading home for his days off when he came across a truck that had been swerving. After getting closer he realized that it was an employee of one of our close competitors. Joe observed the driver and realized that he appeared to be dozing off at the wheel. After several failed attempts to gain the driver’s attention, Joe decided to call the company’s main line to try and reach someone in an effort to get him off the road. Fortunately, the company was able to remotely shut down the driver’s truck after receiving assistance from Joe.
Aaron Kaminski, our Regional HSE Supervisor, received a call later that day from one of the company’s managers to express his thanks for our employee looking after one of theirs. He said quote “This reflects the kind of positive culture your company has, and we’re thankful for what you did because it very well could have saved his life”.
How easy would it have been for Joe to “just get around” this driver and focus on getting home to his family? How easy is it at times not to say anything, or simply turn a blind eye instead of doing the right thing? This is what we ask of all our employees in exemplifying one of our core values: to care for one another. Not only caring for your own well-being or the well-being of our EnerCorp team, but also showing concern for the welfare of everyone in our industry and their respective communities.
The quote on Joe’s award perfectly encompasses the point I’m trying to make:
“We all have the luxury of looking out for ourselves. Leaders have the honor of looking out for others”.
Thank you Joe for being a leader and truly driving home what it means to be your brother’s keeper!
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