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RE: DBA - Job boundaries & perks

From: Jeffery Stevenson <>
Date: Fri, 22 Dec 2000 07:38:39 -0600
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  Well, an IPO really sucks the life out of a company because it opens = the
company up to the public (and then you have to start catering to the = whims
of the public instead of being able to dedicate all of your time doing = what
you do best), and if the IPO does better than originally planned (as in overshoots its target number), it really hurts the company (it's good = for
the stockholders, but not as good for the company). A good scenario is = to
get bought by another larger, well-established company and have them = buy out
50-75% of your stock at current valuation (or more depending on how = well its
negotiated) and then roll the rest of your stock into their stock. = They
shield you from most of the public eye and you can keep "saving the = world"
or whatever that startup does!
  I only wear jeans here during the winter...summertime its shorts, = tshirts,
and sandals!
  Seems like there are a lot of bad startup stories out there...any = good
ones people care to share?

Jeffery Stevenson
Chief Databeast Tamer
Medical Present Value, Inc.
Austin, TX

-----Original Message-----
From: paquette stephane [] Sent: Friday, December 22, 2000 2:21 AM
To: Multiple recipients of list ORACLE-L Subject: RE: DBA - Job boundaries & perks

I worked in a startup at my previous client, my best souvenir is wearing jeans at work.=20
My worst souvenir is the times when the owner came in the IT room and asked the developpers to work in the production environment to be able to deliver on schedule.
Since the startup was owned by a major corporation, no IPO so no future gold :-(

Stephane Paquette
DBA Oracle

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