What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?
Database Administrator (DBA) in Calgary:
"See the efforts of your hard work and creative thinking"
As a DBA you will receive a constant stream of requests to get better performance from the systems you are maintaining. Performance Tuning is one of the most complex tasks in IT, yet when you can say that with a novel index or by using a window function in a query that you can reduce execution time by a substantial amount, you get an amazing sense of fulfillment as you see your hard work and creative thinking in action.