Jeff Moden (8/29/2010)
On the flip side of all this, people make a huge difference either way. A great job can suddenly become a major PITA based on a change in someone's attitude.
I could not agree more Jeff! 98% of job satisfaction on any job is the people you work with and for. If you work for a jerk, it will negate everything else regardless of how much money, challenge, or benefits you get on the job. When I interview for a job it's the number one thing I concentrate on, If I detect the person I am going to work for is arrogant, self-serving, or generally a pompous a**, I will drop consideration on that job immediately, regardless of the offer they make to me. The job of DBA is stressful enough as it is without having to deal with a 14 carat gold a-hole daily on top of it. :-D
"Technology is a weird thing. It brings you great gifts with one hand, and it stabs you in the back with the other. ...:-D"