Re: OT - Getting fired for database oops

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Date: Fri, 15 May 2009 11:47:54 -0400
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You (DBA) may not get fired immediately upon screwing things up, but incidents do not go unnoticed - especially DBA routinely screw things up because of negligence or ignorance (or attitude). When time comes to staff reduction, guess who would be on top of the list.


"Newman, Christopher" <> Sent by: May 15 2009 11:39 AM
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OT - Getting fired for database oops

A colleague and I were just discussing DBA's getting fired for screwing something up/failing to do something (Not for being generally poor employees like showing up late, etc). Neither of us had heard any stories of either scenario. I know we sometimes have slightly off topic discussions on the list, so I was wondering if anyone would share any stories.

Chris Newman
Database Specialist
AITS, University of Illinois


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