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

From: Johan Eriksson <>
Date: Wed, 26 Feb 2014 10:28:04 +0100
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Perhaps not really there yet, just reached my 19th year with oracle :)

Everyday I learn something new about oracle, and there is still areas as a DBA as I know I need to improve myself on. We have so many databases here we face new things everyday and the developers release new codes every week which means I have new things to learn (working mostly with performance problems)

but grumpy, yes, more and more...Feels like we see people do the same mistakes over and over. New people, the same old mistakes.

But i still have 25 more years to work, could easily do this many more years (unless going postal over some bad code) :)

On Tue, Feb 25, 2014 at 7:29 PM, Fred Habash <> wrote:

> 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)?

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