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Posted Wednesday, July 2, 2014 4:15 AM
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pharmkittie (7/1/2014)
Gazareth,
What did you think of the policy that not even DBAs could use SSMS? Did your cousin suggest the DBAs use scripts and the command line?


It got shouted down in the end - similar to your VS issue above it was suggested that SSMS could be used directly on the server.
Of course, another security lockdown item was that DBA's didn't have access to the servers...
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Gazareth (7/2/2014)

It got shouted down in the end - similar to your VS issue above it was suggested that SSMS could be used directly on the server.
Of course, another security lockdown item was that DBA's didn't have access to the servers...


So, how is the job search?
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Posted Thursday, July 3, 2014 4:59 AM
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Gazareth (7/2/2014)

It got shouted down in the end - similar to your VS issue above it was suggested that SSMS could be used directly on the server.
Of course, another security lockdown item was that DBA's didn't have access to the servers...


So, how is the job search?


Are you kidding? A job in which it's stated company policy that you're not allowed to do anything? Cushy!
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Posted Thursday, July 3, 2014 6:24 AM
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I'm afraid it usually doesn't work out that way my friend. In my case, the fact that the leaders are very non-technical* translates to expecting a .NET/SQL Server based enterprise system being developed in a week or two without interviewing stakeholders and users more than once to gather requirements (and some not at all) and the main user being totally resistant to having an automated system at all. So I have to win her over somehow but she has the personality of a wolverine on double espresso.

So, in other words, more difficult scenarios with less time and all these permissions and privileges roadblocks.

*what is very non-technical versus just non-technical? Not being able to learn basic facts despite hearing them half a dozen times, not being able to install Microsoft Office on their home computer (have to call "geek squad"). My boss thinks he's become "quasi-technical" (his description) though. He goes to IT strategic direction meetings as the only IT person. He told our team that he can "speak IT". One of his friends who he hired into our group has a great sense of humor so he said, "Uh, pigeon". No one else got it because I don't think they knew that many years ago pigeon English was what it was called if someone from another country knew a bit of English when they came over to the U.S. My boss didn't get it so he wasn't insulted. This is my first "pointy-haired" boss (Dilbert).
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That's a funny story, but just to point out, the term is 'pidgin' English, not 'pigeon'!

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You're right. I knew it was spelled differently than the bird but I was too lazy to look it up.
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Lempster (7/3/2014)
That's a funny story, but just to point out, the term is 'pidgin' English, not 'pigeon'!

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Well I can go home now I have learnt something new.
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"personality of a wolverine on double espresso"

I like that, I may steal it

All I can say on topic, is good luck!
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So what is important to your organisation - beating the completion or complying with process?

It sounds like you have a lot of managers who do not understand what is needed in order for the organisation to survive. If you were more senior you could have a useful conversation with the relevant managers about professionalism, risk analysis, and driving the business forward.

At your level, your best conversation might be with another company that can use your skills. If you want to stay where you are you face an ongoing struggle to get things done. The advice to log when you get delayed is good - managers understand delay. In the end you may never succeed in helping your management to make the business a success, with all the implications that has.


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