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The Where’s Waldo of Red Flags


September 30, 2009 by Mike Hillwig

Not that I’m actively looking for a new job, but I like to look at my options once in a while.

I came across this posting on Craig’s List, and it’s looks incredibly fishy.

As a DBA, we’re part of a team. I just can’t imagine a DBA/sysadmin being remote 100% of the time. Even if the data center is hosted/remote, this just feels wrong to me.

What red flags do you see? It smells like a bunch of developers got together and built a monster, and now they need a DBA to keep it running.  My red flag is that they have a major app with millions of rows in tables running SQL 2000.

Thanks to Tom LaRock for the title.