RE: dba mgt woes

  • From: "Allen, Brandon" <Brandon.Allen@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <gints.plivna@xxxxxxxxx>, <bbellows@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 4 Aug 2005 09:51:30 -0700

I wholeheartedly agree with the balance of work and play, and finding work that 
you enjoy - not just to make money, when possible (not everyone can be so 
fortunate).  I also find it interesting that some people think their company 
owes them a big thank you, as if we are donating our time or something.  
Remember, they are paying us, so perhaps it should be the other way around and 
we should thank them for many years of employment - that is as long as they are 
paying fairly and treating us well.


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From: oracle-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:oracle-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of Gints Plivna
Sent: Thursday, August 04, 2005 9:36 AM
To: bbellows@xxxxxxx
Cc: GJohnson@xxxxxxx; oracle-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: dba mgt woes

Hmm I assume these types could be united.
I personally love technologies and especially Oracle and even more
especially developing some nice apps with it. BUT. I'm also making
sure my employer doesn't employ me too much. He pays me for 8 hours.
Extra hours means extra money or at least (if these are sometimes and
rare) big thanks. I'm learning many things also not only in my working
hours but that's just because I like them, not because I feel obliged
to do that. Life can be lived only once, there are also other things
apart from work. I'v seen several people that worked very hard, worked
past their official pension years and lastly when they were laid off,
earth didn't collapse, our country stayed in the same place and even
many times their company didn't say them very big Thank you after so
many years of work. I don't want be like that.


On 8/4/05, Bellows, Bambi <bbellows@xxxxxxx> wrote:
> Bang on!
> I always said there are people in this field because they love the
> technology and there are people in this field because it's an easy way
> to make a nice living.  I'm in the first category and naturally think
> the people in the second are a shallow bunch of twits.  The folks in the
> second category naturally think that I am a nerd and not fit to teach
> their children how to dress.
> Twits.
> Best wishes,
> Bambi.

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