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Posted Tuesday, June 10, 2014 10:20 AM


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"productive grumpiness"? Have we woken the sleeping Jeff???

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-- Stop your grinnin' and drop your linen...they're everywhere!!!
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Posted Tuesday, June 10, 2014 1:14 PM
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Sometimes it can be a very frustrating job being a DBA though (as can most jobs), as (I think) webrunner alluded to earlier, a lot of my grumpiness in the past has been because I know what I could do to make servers etc behave better, but with a management that does not understand, or that is not willing to accept the responsibility, I just could not get the time to work on it. Or the money to fix it.

However, I have worked a place where I was working 60+ hour weeks, and did it pretty much every week, for years. Pretty hard to stay positive about that, except that I kept receiving a paycheck throughout the 2008-20111 dark days. Add to that no backup DBA, so even on vacation I had to carry my Blackberry. Yuck! Left the job though, and have a much better life quality now :)
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Posted Tuesday, June 10, 2014 1:46 PM
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I'm grateful to be able to work from home. (I'm especially grateful for that in the winter when the roads are a mess.)

I'm grateful to work for a manager that appreciates what I do.

I'm grateful for what I can learn from this site.
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Posted Tuesday, June 10, 2014 1:49 PM
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Anders Pedersen (6/10/2014)
I kept receiving a paycheck throughout the 2008-20111 dark days.


That was a long time to work at a bad job. I am grateful I have never worked anywhere that long.


Dave
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Posted Tuesday, June 10, 2014 2:24 PM
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Anders Pedersen (6/10/2014)
I kept receiving a paycheck throughout the 2008-20111 dark days.


That was a long time to work at a bad job. I am grateful I have never worked anywhere that long.


Well you know, us DBAs will invent the TARDIS in about 20,000 years to be able to get everything done our clients wants us to do :)
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Posted Wednesday, June 11, 2014 11:03 AM
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Thankful for the Love of God, and the Lord's forgiveness. Thankful for my parents, relatives, friends, and all the strangers who have helped me.

Thankful that I am not six feet underground and have no physical shortcomings.

Being grumpy benefits nobody, no matter whatever may cause it.
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Posted Wednesday, June 11, 2014 5:27 PM
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I'm thankful for God's love, grace and forgiveness, a wonderful wife and people in communities such as these who tolerate the faults in me and others and grateful for the editorial reminder this morning of how good I really have it. Grumpiness is a choice and always a bad one when I have chosen it in the past.
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Posted Thursday, June 12, 2014 6:10 AM
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I'm thankful for my job which gives lots of material to post on the WTF site while looking for a real job...
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Posted Thursday, June 12, 2014 6:15 AM


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I'm thankful for my job which gives lots of material to post on the WTF site while looking for a real job...


I'm thankful for posts, like the above, that brighten my day!!!


Gaz

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