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RE: dba mgt woes

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Date: Thu, 4 Aug 2005 08:19:46 -0600
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How did this person get this job without knowing any kind of scripting? I would expect a DBA to at least know rudimentary SQL+ and PL/SQL. For the people working under me, they are required to know SQL+, PL/SQL, bash/k shell, Perl, and Python.

Ron Reidy
Lead DBA
Array BioPharma, Inc.

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I have recently become a dba manager and I have a small issue.

I have a junior dba new to scripting, sql, plsql, oracle. This scenario has happened a few times:

-I request him to research something and recommend a certain route
-he immediately writes the recommendation to users
-he then writes me asking me how to do it, script it....
-I assist him in finding where to go or if I have a script I give it to
-he has trouble implementing the solution
-he comes back to me with "your process does not work"
-I discover it is how he has implemented it and correct it

It is a frustrating experience and I wonder how to get him to take on the task and see it through to the end.

Any ideas?

When I was a junior dba I would implement something and ususally go a step farther - I would not go back to my boss instead chosing to "figure it out myself".

Now I know why management is called damanagement. It is the same issue as to why children are convinced their parents are crazy. Who do you think pushed them over the edge?

Trying to be supportive, teach how to fish but didn't figure on this interesting personality.


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