Comments posted to this topic are about the item <A HREF="/articles/Editorial/87728/">DBAs and the Career-Life Balance</A>
Your article and this below excerpt from your book "How to become an Exceptional DBA" on (Page 26) seem to contradict each other:
"In most cases, Exceptional DBAs work hard, and spend a lot of time at work. They are often expected to get a task done "now," and to work as
long as it takes to get it done. They are often also "on call", and will be expected to come to work at any hour of the day if a problem needs to be
fixed. I have often worked long days (36 hours in one stretch was my record), come into the office at weekends, and taken phone calls in the middle of the night. Of course, I always try to be a proactive DBA in order to minimize as many problems as possible, but there is just no way to envision and avoid every potential problem. If you prefer an 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM job, then being a production DBA is probably not your calling."
So, which is it? Is like from your book above? or is it like you said in your article "Are you focusing too much time on your career to the exclusion of doing other important things in your life?" You seem to be contradicting yourself. 😀
"Technology is a weird thing. It brings you great gifts with one hand, and it stabs you in the back with the other. ...:-D"