What an incredible article. I wish more people had that attitude. I've often told people that if you're indespensable in your current position, you can't get a promotion, can't get a decent night's sleep, and can't take a vacation without your laptop and phone.
And I agree with what "Dizzy" said above. It's a small world and news travels fast. If you leave someone in bad shape even just once, good luck trying to find another job in the local area.
I also don't want to leave any co-workers hanging. In one of the shops I recently worked in, I was teaching the SQL Developers and the resident DBA everything I could on every project. One of the Developers asked me why I was making myself so replaceable by teaching them so much and so many "SQL tricks and secrets". My answer was "I'm not making myself more replaceable. They can replace me at the drop of a hat... any hat. No... You're a good person and a good developer and if something happens to me, I want you to succeed whether you stay here or not. Besides, if you were to say 'I worked with Jeff Moden', I'd want you to be able to live up to that claim." 🙂
Sounds kind of corny to most but I've always said it and I live by it. "Pass it forward". The totally unexpected side effect of doing that is that it has come back a hundred fold.
is pronounced "ree-bar
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First step towards the paradigm shift of writing Set Based code:
________Stop thinking about what you want to do to a row... think, instead, of what you want to do to a column.
"If you think its expensive to hire a professional to do the job, wait until you hire an amateur."--Red Adair
"Change is inevitable... change for the better is not."
When you put the right degree of spin on it, the number 3|8
is also a glyph that describes the nature of a DBAs job. 😉
How to post code problems
Create a Tally Function (fnTally)