RE: DBA's as idiots

"Probably had an Oracle certified DBA so they took his/her work as law &
did what he/she wanted even though the person is not worth their weight
in trash to start with."
 
Really?!?  You're going to open that can of worms?  Do you honestly
think that anyone with an Oracle certification isn't "worth their weight
in trash".  Certifications DO serve a couple of purposes.  First, they
allow your resume to get past the incompetant boobs in HR.  Second, they
help a newbie get the job they want.  Third, they show an employer your
desire to continually improve.  Is a certification a replacement for
years on the job?  Absolutely not!  But, they can add to an already
successful career and help get that next promotion; not because you're
certified, but because you've shown a desire to improve your knowledge
and skills.
 
William

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Subject: RE: DBA's as idiots



It sounds like both stories were from the same location.  Probably had
an Oracle certified DBA so they took his/her work as law & did what
he/she wanted even though the person is not worth their weight in trash
to start with.  Wonder if it's someone that I use to work for.

 

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Subject: RE: DBA's as idiots

 

Good stories, but I'd suggest a better approach for the developer in the
second story in which the DBA is obviously not worthy of the title.  The
developer should've created a test case complete with trace files to
show that the query performed better with the index on last name, and
then done a live demo for the manager making it indisputable.  If the
manager doesn't respond to such empirical evidence but still blindly
sides with the DBA, the developer should find a better employer ASAP.
Sneaking behind the manager and DBA's backs isn't the right way to go
about it.

 

Regards,

Brandon

 

 

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