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RE: Pondering Question of the Day-RESPECT

From: Rachel Carmichael <>
Date: Fri, 02 Feb 2001 09:48:18 -0800
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I could say the same thing.... of course, the other part is that I convinced the programmers here that I knew what I was doing by letting them have their way in development and watching it die... then converting it to what I wanted to do and watching it fly. Now they ask my opinion before they do anything.


>From: Kimberly Smith <>
>To: Multiple recipients of list ORACLE-L <>
>Subject: RE: Pondering Question of the Day-RESPECT
>Date: Fri, 02 Feb 2001 08:11:03 -0800
>I have had that same issue in the past but I don't have it here. I find
>as long as you have your managements support and the development team
>knows that then life will be much easier. I am very lucky here in that I
>have good management and a very well trained senior development team
>to work with. Not that there are never disagreements but comprise is the
>name of the game. You just got to be picky on what you let them think you
>compromising on:-) I always have more issues with junior/intermediate
>-----Original Message-----
>Sent: Friday, February 02, 2001 7:20 AM
>To: Multiple recipients of list ORACLE-L
>"Hello Oracle Guru"
>Now why is it that I get more respect on the Internet than I do in my
>workplace. ??
>How many of you have this problem? It's like an ongoing fight with
>developers, they want carte blanche in the production database, and they do
>whatever they want EVEN THOUGH I tell them NO, let's do something different
>that won't affect production. I go to the CTO because this is like the 3rd
>time this has happened, and he sends out a
>let's-be-sure-not-to-offend-anyone email. But the developer(s) will go
>ahead and do what they want ANYWAY. I'm waiting for the first user-mistake
>recovery to say STOP, I've had ENOUGH and this is how it's going to be, no
>ifs, ands or buts.
>My last job may have been a sweatshop, but at least people respected my
>authority. Here, it's a free for all no matter what I do. Even when I
>Dude, I own the database. If there's a problem, I have to fix it.
>Therefore I say what happens in production and what doesn' t happen in
>And yes, I am looking for another position. I can only take this
>dba/developer/janitor role for so long.
>I'M SO GLAD IT'S FRIDAY... Bring on the Captain Morgan! It's noon
>Lisa Rutland Koivu
>Oracle Database Administrator
>4850 North State Road 7
>Suite G104
>Fort Lauderdale, FL 33319
>V: 954.484.3191, x174
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>C: 954.658.5849
> <>
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