Re: OT - Getting fired for database oops

From: Howard Latham <>
Date: Fri, 15 May 2009 16:48:07 +0100
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I got the knife once- I was a consultant and the Real dba didn't like having me around -He loved the database stopping and being called in to fix it. He was the hero and probably got some cash for it. I got it running reliably with space monitoring etc etc. This kind of relates to the problem that you don't know when you have a good dba - and think he or she does nothing!

He didn't tell me everything I need to know for some overnight work on the production system. Chaos the next day contract not renewed.!

2009/5/15 Newman, Christopher <>

> 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
> 217-333-5429
> --

Howard A. Latham

Received on Fri May 15 2009 - 10:48:07 CDT

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