RE: Question about time accounting at your work

From: Aragon, Gabriel (GE, Corporate, consultant) <"Aragon,>
Date: Fri, 18 Sep 2009 16:57:28 -0400
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Tell me about it, can be very frustrating to explain what you do at that level, however this applies mostly for developers and not for dba's, since a dba can be making a backup, and a restore, and running scripts, and so many other tasks at the same time, so it is very hard to split time for those activities, you may finish having days with more than 10 hrs, when you usually work from 8 to 5. Not very useful on my opinion.  


[] On Behalf Of Taylor, Chris David Sent: Viernes, 18 de Septiembre de 2009 03:28 p.m. To: ''
Subject: Question about time accounting at your work

Ok fellow full-time employee DBAs I have a question. (Not for contractors :)  

How many of you use project accounting at your place of work. Where every hour has to be accounted for against projects, or maintenance or some other code?  

I was basically told I'm not "visible enough" --- this is 1 year after receiving a ton of awards and accolades for solving a problem at one of our sister companies. Now it "appears" that my value to the company is being questioned. I imagine questions like "What does he do all day?" are being asked.  

Usually I lump database support into 1 group, and patches/maintenance into another group and performance tuning into a 3rd group. Now, I'm goign to have to start micromanaging my hours. I work for an internal IT department at a large corporation. I think we bill the other departments for services, but not sure.  

Anyone else have to deal with this?  

Chris Taylor
Sr. Oracle DBA
Ingram Barge Company
Nashville, TN 37205
Office: 615-517-3355
Cell: 615-354-4799

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