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Re: Oracle on Demand - Kiss your DBA jobs good-bye.

From: DA Morgan <>
Date: Thu, 13 Sep 2007 13:36:53 -0700
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Mikail Dellovich wrote:
> Brian Peasland wrote:

>> Mikail Dellovich wrote:
>>> My opinion follows:
>>> In an attempt to screw anyone and now its DBA base, Oracle is doing yet
>>> another thing ... Oracle on Demand .. also know as the end of the
>>> in-house DBA:
>> They said the same thing about outsourcing or offshoring too. For some
>> companies, this type of solution will make sense. For other companies,
>> it won't.

> Following are my opinions only:
> I think we will enter a world where an employee will be more and more
> working under conditions of great stress and uncertainty regarding his
> future. It's unfortunate but this also makes for an apathetic employee
> and early burn-out candidate who will be less and less concerned about
> doing his job well and more concerned about his personal survival in a
> increasingly godless, dog-eat-dog society where hedge funds and private
> equity firms will gut companies for sport as an extension to their
> senior level college project with no regard for the quality of life for
> its employees. You will be competing (survivor style) in a Darwinian
> fight for fewer resources as the very wealthy and unscrupulous separate
> you from your happiness and dignity as they inequitably horde wealth.
> Having people take ethics courses is useless because you cannot teach
> ethics to someone who doesn't have character. Try to teach ethics to a
> Walmart manager, crack dealer, mortgage broker, crack whore or Oracle
> salesman.
> Also it would have to have been part and parcel of ones life from the
> beginning. Just the same way one cannot buy one's way into the patrician
> society in this country, because every aspect of the society would have
> to have been imbued into you from a young age. You will be found out as
> a fraud quickly and referred to as upscale trash with money.

Quite a fascinating rant: Worthy of a cave in Waziristan.

"When will they ever learn ... when will we ever learn?"   ~ Pete Seeger and Mikhail Sholokhov

Daniel A. Morgan
University of Washington (replace x with u to respond)
Puget Sound Oracle Users Group
Received on Thu Sep 13 2007 - 15:36:53 CDT

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