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Posted Monday, March 31, 2014 2:32 PM
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http://mobile.news.com.au/finance/work/careerbliss-survey-ranks-database-administrator-as-happiest-job-in-america/story-fnkgbb3b-1226868951892


is it really true??

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Posted Monday, March 31, 2014 9:45 PM
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I don't know but when I read it I was shocked. I would certainly like access to the raw data to confirm it for myself because I get the feeling we must be massively under-represented.

But that aside why post the question and not tell us how you feel about it yourself? Is it because you're scared to complain?

I really like working with SQL Server and it seems like the right place in tech for me. But I'm also terribly, terribly unhappy with my workplace, looking for work, and resigning this week. So, it's hard for me to look at things objectively right now. Good times... ahead?
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Posted Monday, March 31, 2014 9:59 PM
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Cody

I was surprised on reading this article which covered almost all other jobs and industries as well. I do agree to what is written in the article. DBAs do lead comfortable work life provided they are smart to have reliable and stable database environment.

I am very much happy with my career and current workplace. To be honest, SQL Server is my baby. I am passionate about what i do and have no complaints
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Posted Thursday, June 26, 2014 8:36 AM
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Cody K (3/31/2014)

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I really like working with SQL Server and it seems like the right place in tech for me. But I'm also terribly, terribly unhappy with my workplace, looking for work, and resigning this week. So, it's hard for me to look at things objectively right now. Good times... ahead?


This is pretty much what I would have written if I had gotten here first.

Well, except for the resigning this week part.

Good luck.
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Posted Thursday, June 26, 2014 5:03 PM
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Wow that was a while ago. I did quit, took a month off, took a second month off, and just when I was about to become a normal human being again I got another DBA job (it's now my first week actually).

There are no guarantees about the future however for now at least I am able to sleep at night and happy to be free of the crushing problems of the last engagement.

What sealed the deal for me, more than Ozar and co's frankly heartwarming comments about moving on from toxic workplaces, was catching up with friends who took one look at me and asked what the hell was going on. When others have a higher bar for your own well being than you do - that's a huge wake up call. But I kept in there trying to make things better... that's my flaw. Oh well it's over now.
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Cody K (6/26/2014)
Wow that was a while ago. I did quit, took a month off, took a second month off, and just when I was about to become a normal human being again I got another DBA job (it's now my first week actually).

There are no guarantees about the future however for now at least I am able to sleep at night and happy to be free of the crushing problems of the last engagement.


Congrats.

I think it can be polarizing as a DBA. I have seen both ends of the spectrum. It seems more rare than it should be to find that nugget of a job that is not entirely demoralizing.




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