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RE: Your frank opinion

From: Jain, Akshay <>
Date: Mon, 5 Jun 2000 16:01:11 -0400
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I totally agree. The simple fact is that when I left my last job, I was brutally honest with HR. Now my old division manager is no more a division manager.

Managers beware. Payback is a b**** (pardon me).

Akshay Jain

Tel. (416) 507-5385

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From: [] Sent: Monday, June 05, 2000 3:40 PM
To: Multiple recipients of list ORACLE-L Subject: RE: Your frank opinion

On Mon, 5 Jun 2000, Jain, Akshay wrote:

> Bob, they are abusing you.
> At my last job, I was brought in to replace a team of four.
> We went from 4 databases to 24. Database creation time went from
> a week to half a day. Up time was quite good.
> I was happy to work overtime until it became obvious that I was
> being abused, with no hope of training. As Joseph said, without training
> we are destined to deliver pizza.
> Now I am in an environment that is going towards Java, 8i, etc.
> I have had verbal reassurance on training. If not, I am not going to

There is no such thing as "verbal reassurance". You either have it in writing or you don't.

As far as being "abused", they certainly don't see it that way. Quick refresher in economics. This is capitalism, the point is to maximize profits, and minimize costs. As much as you may get along with the people or company you work for, ultimately you're a "cost" on a balance sheet, and so consequently you have to stand up for yourself. If you are pushed, and you take it, you may keep getting pushed. It's rare that corporations behave compassionately, in my experience. But knowing all this, you'll fare a lot better.

The fact is, if you're a DBA, or any type of computer expert, you're in DEMAND in the industry. Perhaps they need a reminder of this. Know the demand, know your market value.

Just my $0.02.


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