Re: How do Oracle DBA's look or behave like when they reach their golden years?

From: David Fitzjarrell <>
Date: Tue, 25 Feb 2014 11:32:37 -0800 (PST)
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Simply because you have worked in the Oracle realm for 20+ years doesn't imply you have reached 'nirvana'; I think many of us in that same boat (25+ years so far and still going) have experienced 'nerve-wracking' behavior in place of enlightenment.  Enlightenment is also there if you choose to find it -- I do so by experimenting and playing with Oracle on a daily basis.  It doesn't hurt that I'm  old and ugly, either.  :)

The more I learn the more I share -- knowledge is very much like good fertilizer as it does the most good when spread around.  That is partly where I find my 'nirvana'.  I would venture to say that most on this  list who also have a lot of career time invested in Oracle do the same.  It's why we're here.

David Fitzjarrell
Primary author, "Oracle Exadata Survival Guide"

On Tuesday, February 25, 2014 11:54 AM, Ric Van Dyke <> wrote:
It doesn’t, just as any path wouldn’t.  Or will.  All is within.  
As the Oracle of Delphi said, Know thy self. 
- Ric [] On Behalf Of Fred Habash
Sent: Tuesday, February 25, 2014 1:29 PM
Subject: How do Oracle DBA's look or behave like when they reach their golden years?
The email thread about the transition of the group and how Steve is gradually pulling out from the group and Oracle practice made me think of this question.
So, one has done Oracle for 20 or more years and reached Oracle 'nervana' . now what?
How does such a long career in Oracle bring about life satisfaction (or not)? 


Thank you ...
Fred Habash, Database Solutions Architect (Oracle OCP 8i,9i,10g,11g)
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