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Posted Tuesday, October 15, 2013 2:07 PM
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Here is one I was discussing with a colleague a few days ago. When we get home how much do we actually talk about our work, I don't talk about what I did but rather good day...bad day response...Anything too technical gets me yawns...Is this a good thing? I don't really think it is bad as the less I talk about it, the easier it is to not think about.
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Posted Tuesday, October 15, 2013 2:21 PM


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Here is one I was discussing with a colleague a few days ago. When we get home how much do we actually talk about our work, I don't talk about what I did but rather good day...bad day response...Anything too technical gets me yawns...Is this a good thing? I don't really think it is bad as the less I talk about it, the easier it is to not think about.


I don't talk about SQL to my wife at all. I'll probably bore her to death.
When I'm with colleagues I might get more technical.




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Posted Wednesday, October 16, 2013 7:35 AM


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I explain what I do to my wife by thinking up analogies she can relate to.
I can tell she understands, 'cause she nods her head now while she checks her phone.
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Posted Wednesday, October 16, 2013 7:43 AM
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I avoid it as if I do I get asked to fix their PCs, and I know nothing about them. Trying to explain to the uninitiated that a DBA is something different is impossible.

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I kind of do, in my limited way. My husband works in a different area of IT, so it can be interesting to...

Yeah. I'll stop, I'm only embarrassing myself .
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Posted Wednesday, October 16, 2013 8:38 AM


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My girlfriend wouldn't understand it if I spoke to her. She doesn't want to understand it, so no point in using analogies. At best, I'd get the smile and nod response before a quick change of subject, at worst I'd get my dinner thrown in the bin

I don't often socialise with colleagues, so I guess I don't talk about SQL out of work at all. Unless you include visiting this forum ?



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Posted Thursday, October 17, 2013 9:38 AM
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My wife doesn't want to hear about it. But interestly enough, she goes on and on about her work and expects me to be interested. She really got upset one time when I said 'ok, TMI'. But she does that anytime I start talking about my work. Hmmmmmm.

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I rarely talk SQL, because it doesn't make sense. I may tell people "I'm a database guy" and if they understand databases, we could talk about something, but usually people don't know what that means.

I do talk security, technology, flaws to laymen, trying to educate or explain things at times, but only when someone else brings it up.







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My wife doesn't want to hear about it. But interestly enough, she goes on and on about her work and expects me to be interested. She really got upset one time when I said 'ok, TMI'. But she does that anytime I start talking about my work. Hmmmmmm.

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This is universal from what I can tell. It certainly is the case around my house too.


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Posted Thursday, October 17, 2013 12:28 PM
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My wife knows I do stuff with databases and am frustrated when she tells me of all the manual checks she does using a certain report because I can see in my head how to fix her report to include another field. A simple join would do the trick, but I know their I.T. people just don't get it - joins are a "foreign" concept to them.

I have a couple of friends who I can talk tech to, but not very much at all. The DBA side of things doesn't make any sense to them.



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