Re: remote DBA job - pros and cons.

From: Mark Strickland <>
Date: Tue, 15 Jan 2008 10:19:57 -0800
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Besides the Jr. level hourly rate and no benefits, another aspect of this to consider is how much isolation you can handle. At my job, I can work from home just about anytime I want, but I choose to go into work most days (it helps that I can walk to work in 35 minutes so I don't have to deal with a commute). Even though I'm a typical IT introvert, I still like things going on around me. Plus, there's a lot of collaboration that happens onsite that doesn't readily happen when you're off-site. Perhaps a remote support DBA job doesn't involve so much collaboration, but I would argue that it should. My impression is that the attempt by many American and European companies to send DBA support offshore has been met with mixed results due largely to difficulties in communication and collaboration.

Mark Strickland
Seattle, WA

On Jan 14, 2008 3:34 PM, Prasad <> wrote:

> All,
> recently I am being offered a remote support DBA job and the hiring
> company is asking me to quit my current regular position and work with them
> for 33$/hr on W-2 with no benefits. Well I am in no position to accept this
> . but still would like to know if this is how it works.
> Thanks .
> -Prasad

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