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  1. #11
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    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.
    I remember when this place was cool.

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    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.
    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.

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    Originally posted by jodie
    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.
    Is it true that there's only two things come from Kansas? Or am I thinking of something else?
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    Originally posted by slimdave
    Is it true that there's only two things come from Kansas? Or am I thinking of something else?
    No, that's Ohio.
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    Originally posted by marist89
    No, that's Ohio.
    You guys are relentless!

    Get it out of your systems now - I'll only be around for 2 1/2 more weeks... then I'm gone for 3 months!

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    Originally posted by jodie
    You guys are relentless!

    Get it out of your systems now - I'll only be around for 2 1/2 more weeks... then I'm gone for 3 months!
    Those parole officers are a bitch huh?
    I remember when this place was cool.

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    Originally posted by Mr.Hanky
    Those parole officers are a bitch huh?
    Ha ha!
    Nope - I'll be welcoming a future DBA into this world!

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    Originally posted by jodie
    Ha ha!
    Nope - I'll be welcoming a future DBA into this world!
    Well that is good news!!

    Congrats!!
    I remember when this place was cool.

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    Originally posted by Mr.Hanky
    Well that is good news!!

    Congrats!!
    Thank you very much! This will be our second little girl. I'm pretty excited!

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    Originally posted by jodie
    Thank you very much! This will be our second little girl. I'm pretty excited!
    Hey, good job -- you need to swap one of those girls, I've got three boys you can take your pick of.

    Just jokin'. Tsh, now I feel bad for saying that.
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