RE: Remote DBA

Oh, I hit send too soon.  Of course, you expect that you have to verify the 
experience of the person you're talking to.  If they can't verify employment, 
pass tech interviews, have professional references, etc., it's a non-starter.

But if you can do those things, it's possible to have the right kind of people 
be able to work from home.

Matt

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-----Original Message-----
From: oracle-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx on behalf of Kerry Osborne
Sent: Sun 9/26/2010 5:42 PM
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Subject: Re: Remote DBA
 
No. 

I wouldn't hire anyone whose experience I couldn't verify. I've hired several 
people I haven't met in person though. Skype works pretty well.

Kerry Osborne
Enkitec
blog: kerryosborne.oracle-guy.com






On Sep 26, 2010, at 4:27 PM, Guillermo Alan Bort wrote:

> Hi List,
> 
>     I've been reading a lot about remote DBA services, these appear to be 
> companies based on different locations that provide customers with DBA 
> services while having all the DBAs physically in one location (or a limited 
> number of locations). These services are usually hired by companies whose 
> primary focus isn't IT. 
> 
>     My question now is...would this work in reverse? Having several DBAs 
> working out of their own homes in whatever city or country they want for a 
> single company (or for one of the remote DBA services)? I understand the 
> complexities of having people without Green Cards or working VISAS working 
> for US based companies, even if they are now physically in the US.
> 
>     This one may be for recruiters or decision makers: Would you hire 
> somebody you've never met (or met only by phone) who lives in another country 
> (worst case) and whose experience you can't verify if they asked for half of 
> what an on-site DBA would?
> 
> Thanks in advance
> Alan.-

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