I got a pleasant surprise Monday. Our DBA is taking me under his wing to teach me the basics of his duties. He talked to me about how he started in a Help Desk department, and the DBA at his first job taught him what he knew. He feels I have the drive and interest to do his job someday and I don’t seem to fit the role of a programmer (Correct on both counts).
And my earning potential goes up, as well. Add to that me studying for my next certification and I am feeling very positive about my career future. WooHoo!