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SQL Humor: 10 Worst things about being a DBA

dbDigger, SQL Humor

SQL Humor: 10 Worst things about being a DBA

Apart from benefits and honor of being a DBA there are also some associated tiny problems that for fun are mentioned below

  1. The tedium of installing service packs.
  2. Standing up for hours on end in cold server rooms.
  3. Being on call.
  4. Being called before breakfast to be told there’s a problem with the database server.
  5. Not being able to consume hot drinks in the server room.
  6. Realizing that the extra salary you get for being a DBA doesn’t come close to compensating for all those extra hours you spend at work – especially doing maintenance jobs over the Christmas holiday.
  7. Still being at your desk when all the developers have gone home.
  8. Dealing with managers.
  9. Dealing with developers.
  10. Having to convince system support people that they really shouldn’t configure the disks on a database server in the same way that they would for a file server.
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