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Re: Your frank opinion

From: Joseph S. Testa <>
Date: Fri, 02 Jun 2000 17:09:02 -0400
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Deepak, my latest job, i have to agree with you, most weeks its less than 40, rarely ts more than 40.

reason that i've come to conclusion is this:

they pay me for what i know, not necessarily what i do, knowledge is power(and money these days).

they catch is this: dont get stale, read the new documentation when it comes out, buy books, read them and stay on top of the new stuff.

Here is a prime example:

  while at IOUG-A in may, i was paged about a partitioned table, they wanted to move rows between the partitions(ie: change the key value), by dafault you can't do that, so they were panicked enough to potentially, unload millions of rows, change the key value during the unload, truncate the table, and reload all the data.

I was studying for 8i OCP exam and had just read about alter table <table_name> enable row movement;

by default row movment is disabled.

so they pay me for what I know :)

my 2 cents worth.

Deepak Sharma wrote:
> How many of the DBAs out there frankly work more than
> 40 Hrs a week on an average ? I have seen DBAs,
> specifically contrators (I'm one myself) put in 10 or
> 12 Hrs a day on the paper. In reality, it's the 10-12
> Hrs they sit at work, either showing everyone how busy
> they are or creating work out of nowhere so that they
> could stay longer at work (and get the extra bucks).
> We've all had our chances working 24-36 Hrs on stretch
> in crisis situations, but in general, how much
> significant work does a DBA have. Most of the time I
> find it difficult to fill even the 40 Hrs in the
> timesheet. My favorite activity !! Browse this list.
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Joe Testa
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