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Re: DBA not bottleneck

From: Mladen Gogala <>
Date: Wed, 9 Jun 2004 10:42:51 -0400
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On 06/09/2004 10:17:56 AM, DENNIS WILLIAMS wrote:
> Paula
> Welcome to the wonderful world of the split-personality DBA. On one hand
> you were hired primarily because of your technical skills. Then you are put
> in charge of a project that primarily uses your people skills.

That is the wonderful world of the office politics. The movie called "Office Space" is, practically, a training video. First, you adopt the use of the phrase "reach out" instead of the verb "talk". Burning down the office building is not a requirement, it is here just for dramatic effect. You have to learn how to lie blatantly while keeping straight face and you have to pick the scapegoat in time so that you are not turned into one. I highly recommend watching that movie.
I doubt that there is a list in the world which could help you with the office politics. The only revenge that techies can have is reading Dilbert and comparing the real life damagement characters with the PHB . He, on the other side, is not bad, he's just drawn that way (Jessica Rabbit).

Mladen Gogala
Oracle DBA

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