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RE: 2nd DBA or ?

From: Weaver, Walt <>
Date: Thu, 20 Sep 2001 19:02:32 -0700
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Well, this seems to me to be a cynical/paranoid way of looking at things. Probably true in some circles though.

Personally, I'm with the Hire A Second DBA crowd. I, too, would much rather have a life. Too much fun stuff to do out there, too many places to go and beer to drink.

--Walt (I'm goin' fishin') Weaver

  Bozeman, Montana

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Sent: Thursday, September 20, 2001 5:45 PM To: Multiple recipients of list ORACLE-L

If we lived in a perfect world, where the employee matters, then I would hire an additional DBA to share ideas and responsibility.

However, since we live in a capatilistic world, I would do the job by myself for the following reasons: 1. Management will see one of you as being redundant during financial problems because there was one person doing this job before, therefore they can get rid of one of the DBAs and still be ok.

2. Mamangement acknowledges that there is a possible need to hire an additional person, thus acknowledging that you do the job of two people. This is a benefit to you for asking for a big pay increase.

3. Hiring Oracle consultants and purchasing software are tax deductible to the company as opposed to paying a salary to another person and providing them with Health Care and Office Space. At least in the USA.

4. If you hire a entry-level DBA, chances are that he/she will learn his skill set from you and then move on to bigger opportunities (which puts you back to square one) or he/she will just stab you in the back to try to get your job.



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