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Michael Valentine Jones
Yak DBA Kernel (pronounced Colonel)

USA
7020 Posts

Posted - 01/14/2008 :  12:14:57  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by X002548
I ran a cafe overseas....Rick's as I recall...


Customer: Are you sure this place is honest?
Carl: Honest? As honest as the day is long!



CODO ERGO SUM
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TG
Flowing Fount of Yak Knowledge

USA
6062 Posts

Posted - 01/14/2008 :  12:43:29  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by JimL

Went from being a mainframe computer operator to a US Army Ranger and then a IT Administrator. I just keep getting confused on fix their problem or kill them.


Jim
Users <> Logic




Well I guess either way - problem solved

Be One with the Optimizer
TG
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JimL
SQL Slinging Yak Ranger

USA
1535 Posts

Posted - 01/14/2008 :  12:50:28  Show Profile  Visit JimL's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Well I guess either way - problem solved



But I am running out of room to put the bodies.



Jim
Users <> Logic

Edited by - JimL on 01/14/2008 12:51:53
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DonAtWork
Flowing Fount of Yak Knowledge

2161 Posts

Posted - 01/14/2008 :  14:52:28  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I don't MAKE the bodies.. I ERASE the bodies!

Name that movie

I started out fast food, then artillery in the USARMY, then computer hardware repair, then programmer (.NET).

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Michael Valentine Jones
Yak DBA Kernel (pronounced Colonel)

USA
7020 Posts

Posted - 01/14/2008 :  15:31:41  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by JimL

quote:
Well I guess either way - problem solved



But I am running out of room to put the bodies.



Jim
Users <> Logic



Don't you have a wood chipper?



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TG
Flowing Fount of Yak Knowledge

USA
6062 Posts

Posted - 01/14/2008 :  15:47:49  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Michael Valentine Jones

quote:
Originally posted by JimL

quote:
Well I guess either way - problem solved



But I am running out of room to put the bodies.



Jim
Users <> Logic



Don't you have a wood chipper?



And a cafeteria?
mmm, SOS - cream chipped user on toast

Be One with the Optimizer
TG
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Michael Valentine Jones
Yak DBA Kernel (pronounced Colonel)

USA
7020 Posts

Posted - 01/14/2008 :  15:50:04  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by DonAtWork

I don't MAKE the bodies.. I ERASE the bodies!

Name that movie

I started out fast food, then artillery in the USARMY, then computer hardware repair, then programmer (.NET).

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http://www.firstsql.com/tutor.htm
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Sol: You are a bad-boy yardie, and bad-boy yardies are supposed to know how to get rid of bodies.
Bad Boy Lincoln: I create the bodies. I don't erase the bodies.


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thenearfuture
Starting Member

35 Posts

Posted - 01/14/2008 :  19:04:18  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Peso



I started out as college math teacher.



I (and four other people) can confirm that you're still a fantastic teacher.

Edited by - thenearfuture on 01/14/2008 19:05:27
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hey001us
Posting Yak Master

185 Posts

Posted - 01/14/2008 :  21:08:10  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I am not DBA too…
Farmer, House keeper, Waiter, Bartender, Software Developer


hey
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SwePeso
Patron Saint of Lost Yaks

Sweden
30281 Posts

Posted - 01/15/2008 :  03:06:39  Show Profile  Visit SwePeso's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by thenearfuture

I (and four other people) can confirm that you're still a fantastic teacher.

Thank you!

That's very kind. I hope you gained deeper knowledge about querying SQL Server during that session we had.
Hopefully you still use the algorithms and techniques you learned.

//Peso


E 12°55'05.25"
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jaybee
Yak Posting Veteran

72 Posts

Posted - 01/15/2008 :  05:40:15  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by jezemine

I am not a DBA. Just a mere dev that knows some SQL.



No shame in being a Dev, I've been a DBA for about 8 years and I still ask basic syntax questions with some degree of humility. Here's another film quote:

"You really think I get up and say, "Wow, I'm glad I'm me, and not some 20yr old trillionaire rock idol with the body of Schwarzenegger and a permanent erection?" No I damn well don't, so excuse the hell out of me!"

(I'm certainly not 20 nor a trillionaire, I can't play a musical instrument unless you count my larynx, but I DO have Schwarzy beat at 223Ibs lean)
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pootle_flump
Flowing Fount of Yak Knowledge

United Kingdom
1064 Posts

Posted - 01/15/2008 :  08:12:05  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Psychologist
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DonAtWork
Flowing Fount of Yak Knowledge

2161 Posts

Posted - 01/15/2008 :  14:21:57  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
MVJ for the win. See, i pulled it from memory, you googled it!

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jhermiz
Flowing Fount of Yak Knowledge

USA
3564 Posts

Posted - 01/15/2008 :  21:56:46  Show Profile  Visit jhermiz's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Wow Im jealous...

Ive done it all...

McDonalds, Burger King, Ming Wah Chinese Buffet, Worked for Best Buy, Telemarketing, Tutor...


Weblog -- http://weblogs.sqlteam.com/jhermiz
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sunsanvin
Flowing Fount of Yak Knowledge

India
1274 Posts

Posted - 01/16/2008 :  00:08:33  Show Profile  Send sunsanvin a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Michael Valentine Jones

Some of the ones I can remember: Truck driver, farm worker, construction worker, painter, building maintenance, plumber’s helper, furniture maker, sales clerk, jewelry maker, computer operator, developer, sys admin, project leader





CODO ERGO SUM


it is amaging really...hering like this....You are great MVJ.


and about me, i'm a Research Associate...worked as scientist in ISRO.
after that, some of our friends and me, started an organization to find the Quality of anything(we started initially for gold quality detection equipment)...like gold, medicine, coal,like anything...based on our principle.


after 3 and half years,....four guys from the team cheated us, so that i'm here.again two years back started my career as a trainee...associate dba...now DBA. after the next apprisal, that means after two months i'l be senior DBA.......


this is my journey.

Vinod
Even you learn 1%, Learn it with 100% confidence.
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TG
Flowing Fount of Yak Knowledge

USA
6062 Posts

Posted - 01/16/2008 :  08:38:37  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
On one of my "odd jobs" I was promoted - from bowling ball hole driller to bicycle mechanic! Oh, how we celebrated that night...my mother was so proud.

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Michael Valentine Jones
Yak DBA Kernel (pronounced Colonel)

USA
7020 Posts

Posted - 01/16/2008 :  09:53:34  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by jhermiz

Wow Im jealous...

Ive done it all...

McDonalds, Burger King, Ming Wah Chinese Buffet, Worked for Best Buy, Telemarketing, Tutor...


Weblog -- http://weblogs.sqlteam.com/jhermiz



Just guessing, but was the Telemarketing job the one you hated the most?

A lot of people that have done Telemarketing say it was the worst experience of their life. Something about being cursed at by 50 people per hour.


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jezemine
Flowing Fount of Yak Knowledge

USA
2886 Posts

Posted - 01/16/2008 :  10:50:03  Show Profile  Visit jezemine's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I had a few others too. here they all are in order. fun to think about what you used to do.

dishwasher/fry cook - shouldn't there be a law against dishwashers preparing food?? yuck.
donut fryer - this sucked becuase I had to be at work at 3am.
grocery bagger - this just plain sucked.
welder/metalworker - loved this and all following jobs
machinist
physicst
programmer

my most hated job was grocery bagger. after a very short time I found I hated having to look at and talk to customers, asking the same inane question over and over again (paper or plastic). I thought it would be nice to be clean at work. It wasn't.


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X002548
Not Just a Number

15586 Posts

Posted - 01/16/2008 :  11:01:37  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by jhermiz

Wow Im jealous...

Ive done it all...

McDonalds, Burger King, Ming Wah Chinese Buffet, Worked for Best Buy, Telemarketing, Tutor...


Weblog -- http://weblogs.sqlteam.com/jhermiz



Do you want Fries with that?



Brett

8-)

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http://weblogs.sqlteam.com/brettk/archive/2005/05/25/5276.aspx

Add yourself!
http://www.frappr.com/sqlteam



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Zoroaster
Aged Yak Warrior

USA
702 Posts

Posted - 01/16/2008 :  11:37:48  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by eyechart

quote:
Originally posted by spirit1

and chances are that you'd be making more money bartending





ouch! I don't know about that, but I was probably a little happier. It's a lot easier to explain to people what you do when you tend bar, and there were more women around as well.

thats it, i quit..


-ec



I too was a bartender at one time, and I agree that the coolness factor is much higher!



Future guru in the making.
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