Re: OT - Getting fired for database oops

  • From: LS Cheng <exriscer@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: cjnewman@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sun, 17 May 2009 11:58:38 +0200

I met a guy who was working as dba onsite for one of largest telco company
in the world, he lasted 3 weeks .

This is the story him and his old collegues tole me:

"I accidently deleted 12 production databases because I was doing find . rm"

The customer director called his boss and said he doesnt want to see him
again in his life.


On Fri, May 15, 2009 at 5:39 PM, Newman, Christopher <cjnewman@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> wrote:

> A colleague and I were just discussing DBA's getting fired for screwing
> something up/failing to do something (Not for being generally poor
> employees like showing up late, etc).  Neither of us had heard any
> stories of either scenario.  I know we sometimes have slightly off topic
> discussions on the list, so I was wondering if anyone would share any
> stories.
> Chris Newman
> Database Specialist
> AITS, University of Illinois
> 217-333-5429
> --

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