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Chord77
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Need some advice.

The job description was for a senior level dba which I am. But when I showed up all they want me doing is moving databases from one server to another and migrating logins.

I am going to have a talk with my manager tomorrow saying this is not an effective use of my time or their resources.

They have people with less than 1 year experience trying to architect solutions that are second nature to me (or any other senior DbA/Developer).

Anyone ever had an experience where the job was not at all what was described? How did that turn out?
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I've been given more responsibility than what was in the job description, but never less. I'm only speculating here, but perhaps this is a test - maybe they want to give you some simple stuff to see if you can handle it and get work done at the same time. Then comes something with a bit more substance to it, then more, etc. Maybe they want you to prove yourself along the way before they give you sysadmin and the responsibilities that go along with it.

Then again, I could be completely off base here and they intend to stick you with the grunt work forever. I would definitely talk to your manager about it, but as you go into that conversation, be open to the possibility that they could be proceeding from a cautionary stance.

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Possibly, but the more I talk to the people on the team I think it was a misunderstanding/miscommunication.

During the morning meeting with a few of the other DBA's I pretty much architected out the entire solution on the whiteboard for them since they were stuck at the beginning of it.

Blush

Not really looking forward to the discussion, but I've scheduled it for tomorrow morning. Thing is this was a decent pay raise, so I could just sit and collect the money but I really prefer to be challenged not bored at work.
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Chord77 (6/19/2014)
Possibly, but the more I talk to the people on the team I think it was a misunderstanding/miscommunication.

During the morning meeting with a few of the other DBA's I pretty much architected out the entire solution on the whiteboard for them since they were stuck at the beginning of it.

Blush

Not really looking forward to the discussion, but I've scheduled it for tomorrow morning. Thing is this was a decent pay raise, so I could just sit and collect the money but I really prefer to be challenged not bored at work.


I would suggest being careful how you word things in this discussion. You don't want to come off as arrogant and that you feel your talents are being wasted on such trivial things. This is a slippery slope to walk on. I understand wanting to be challenged but if you come out and say you are better than your position it may sour the milk.

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How long have you been in the role? Maybe they're trying to get you used to their environment for a few months?
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Agreed that is the challenge.

My mgr called out today so now it's just giving me more time to think on how to approach the topic.
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Beatrix Kiddo (6/20/2014)
How long have you been in the role? Maybe they're trying to get you used to their environment for a few months?


That was my initial thought.

But then just this morning I was asked by a team lead, "have you ever installed SQL server?"

(umm...more times than I can count throughout my career....<Internal Thought>Wink

I think there has been a miscommunication between the hiring manager and the manager I report to.
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And your job title is Senior DBA? That must be very dispiriting.

No need to go into detail, but would you say the salary is about what you'd expect a Senior DBA to be earning?
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Beatrix Kiddo (6/20/2014)
And your job title is Senior DBA? That must be very dispiriting.

No need to go into detail, but would you say the salary is about what you'd expect a Senior DBA to be earning?



I believe it is from my research.
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Wow, that's very weird. Are you still in touch with the recruiter?
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