Re: Trouble in paradise?

From: Mladen Gogala <>
Date: Tue, 13 Sep 2016 01:32:46 -0000 (UTC)
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On Mon, 12 Sep 2016 20:15:20 +0000, Drazen Kacar wrote:

> Mladen Gogala wrote:

>>  How does one take a sabatical? Does the company pay him to go hiking
>>  for a year?

> Almost.
>>  I am not sure that any company would be so generous toward anyone,
>>  even toward a senior VP.

> Once I had six months sabatical in my contract, just like everyone else.
> In the good, old, times contract. :-)
> IIRC, everyone got a right to six months sabatical after a certain (not
> very high) number of years of employment in the company. But I don't
> think the company lasted long enough for anyone to actually take the
> sabatical.
> But even outside of contracts, I don't think it's that hard to
> get six months or so every 3-5 years. The idea behind sabatical is that
> you're going to spend the time on something that you have a desire to
> work on and which is more or less related to what the company does (so
> only hiking probably isn't acceptable :-). And after you're back the
> company might profit from your sabatical, if the stars get aligned
> correctly.
> The whole thing is something like a combination of bonus and R&D
> investment.

Well, you're right. I do sound a bit like conspiracy theorist, or at least a pessimist. The time will tell. I have no arguments for one side or another. However, that announcement was the day that Oracle world stood still.

Mladen Gogala
The Oracle Whisperer
Received on Tue Sep 13 2016 - 03:32:46 CEST

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