When you’ve been working with the same technology for long enough, especially if you’ve found your niche, you’re bound to find yourself having to solve the same problems over and over again with it.
Even if you move to a new job, they probably hired you because of your track record with, and skillset in, whatever you were doing before.
One thing I do for clients is review resumes and interview applicants for developer/DBA roles. There are some laughable ones out there, where someone claims to be an expert in every technology they’ve ever touched, and there are some ridiculous ones out there that are obviously copy/paste jobs. I even came across one resume where the job description and qualifications were posted under experience.
As a performance tuning consultant, even I end up fixing a lot of the same issues day to day. There are, of course, weird and cool problems I get to solve, but most folks struggle with the grasping the fundamentals so bad that I have to ~do the needful~ and take care of really basic stuff.
There’s something comforting in that, because I know someone out there will always need my help, and I love seeing a client happy with my work, even if it wasn’t the most challenging work I’ve ever done.
Anyway, to celebrate the times where we’ve gotten to come out of our groundhog holes (I’m sure they have a real name, but I’m not a groundhogologist), leave a comment below with a cool problem you’ve gotten to solve recently.
The best comment (judged by me), will win free access to my SQL Server Performance Tuning Training Library.
In the case of a tie, there will be a drinking contest to determine the winner.
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