Subject Re: [ib-support] Off Topic, work situation
Author Damian Dowling
At 10:03 12/07/2001, you wrote:
>Hi list,
> Sorry for the off topic subject, but it is really eating me. I
> would like to have some advice how to deal with my (so called)
> chief. He's interfering in the whole development process of the IB
> database, even he doesn't know anything of RDBMS. He doesn't even know
> what is a index, a primary key or a foreign key (he is a bookkeeper), and
> then he still has the guts to get angry in front of many people with me
> when he try's to push his "idea of database design" to me. Explaining
> it nicely, or asking not to interfere anymore doesn't work. Has anyone
> experienced such a arrogant (so called) chiefs and what was the solution
> for it ????
>Any help would be very appreciated, because I'm really pissed of today,
>Sorry again for this off topic question,


If you are on contract to develop the program ask him for a written
statement for each change he wants, stating that you are not responsible
for the consequences of implementing the Database that way and that you are
not responsible for support for that part of the database, also make sure
the design he wants is included and that he signs it(VERY IMPORTANT). If he
refuses say you cannot implement his changes unless he takes responsibility
for them in writing.

If you are not on contract you can:

1. Look for another job.

2. If the success of the project is not your responsibility Implement the
changes, and wait for the sh*t to hit the fan (But privately warn him that
it will not work properly).

3. Go above your chiefs head and lodge a formal complain about his behavior.

Hope this helps.

Damian Dowling
IT Manager
Pallas Foods Ltd

Phone: + 353 69 20200
Fax: + 353 69 20201
Email: it-manager@...