How to avoid an Oracle layoff

In this down economy, companies are forced to make tough decisions. Layoffs have become commonplace, even among Oracle professionals. When a corporation is forced to trim their Oracle professional workforce, they commonly hire outside risk assessment advisors to determine which people are to be laid off.

I have participated in this unsavory process on many occasions, where I am charged with determining which Oracle employees will retain their jobs and which will be terminated. This process generally starts with an unobtrusive analysis of the Oracle professionals and includes the obvious criteria like measuring the quality and quantity of their work product; however, we also look at habits, e-mail habits and web surfing histories.

The goal is to identify those professionals who are indispensible to the ongoing success of the database and separate out those who contribute less to the bottom line. This is especially challenging when evaluating Oracle DBAs because one of the hallmarks of a good DBA is a database that rarely experienced an unplanned outage. Hence, the best DBAs are often those who have automated their tasks and use carefully crafted jobs to monitor and tune their workloads.

Read below some important tips for avoiding layoffs and getting fired from an Oracle job:

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