Depending on the size of the company, could be either a very fun or suicide-inducingly boring
job. Large companies frequently have several DBAs, each with a different specialty. You may be hired as a DBA
and find yourself executing DBCC
commands all day and setting up backups
. In a small company, on the other hand
, the DBA may be something of a database-programming-manager, with authority to set and maintain standards
(including the use of a cluestick
). Setting standards
is more fun that it sounds, because you get to think up cool new stuff to do.
I guess you had to be there.