Thanks, Hanky. That was definitely the case. The "Managers" were all former developers (db2 at that) and were too busy jocking for a position when the company did the reorginization to figure out exactly what Oracle DBAs do. Amazingly, they are all still employed there. I feel sorry for my fellow DBAs there... but not much else to choose from in Kansas these days. They are just happy to have a job.
Originally posted by Mr.Hanky
Jodie, as Jeff said you had the unfortunate experience of dealing with "managers" that know NOTHING about DBA work. Luckily for me ALL of the managers in my department came from a DBA background so they understand. I have dropped the ball in the past and immediately let people know, the most I ever got was a well deserved "make sure this does not happen again" talk.