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RE: Future DBA job outlook

From: Jesse, Rich <>
Date: Wed, 9 Jun 2004 15:24:13 -0500
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Who would want to do THAT??? My first job in "The Business" as an Operator included printing salary checks. I didn't want to look at the checks, but I HAD to because they were pre-numbered and each had to come out perfect or it'd cost Accounting an hour to do the void and re-issue. It made me sick knowing what some idiots got paid to do/know nothing. And at the time, my $.25/hour increase from $4.25 was refused because my starting salary already included the pay increase afforded to all other employees. Yeah, right.


Rich Jesse                           System/Database Administrator                  Quad/Tech Inc, Sussex, WI USA

Disclaimer: I'm an idiot, but the difference between me and other idiots is that I know I'm an idiot.

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Sent: Wednesday, June 09, 2004 2:30 PM
Subject: RE: Future DBA job outlook

Why don't we take our own survey? Pick one willing person to collect the stats and make some sense of them. I think a lot of us are closer to each other than we think, as the big companies check the going median salaries constantly. I don't believe Robert Half - they have Salt Lake City median as $122K! NOT! We could send our info to one person everyone is comfortable with, who would be willing to keep it confidential, and figure out medians for areas and company sizes, etc., for us. If you think that is too personal, let me know. It would only be to help us. I don't even know what the guys I work with make. It would be nice to know the going typical salaries/rates.

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Received on Wed Jun 09 2004 - 15:21:17 CDT

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