An intriguing Office Hours question came in through my PollGab room.
Anatoli asked, “Is remote work the new normal for DBAs? What are the pros / cons?”
I happened to be teaching an online training class yesterday, so I asked my attendees where they were attending the class from.
The vast majority – 27 out of 30 students – were attending the class from home. Now, naturally the audience represents a biased sample, because not everyone’s employer is generous enough to pay for my training classes. It’s possible that this audience represents a luckier group than average.
Just out of curiosity – not for any scientific purpose – I also posted a poll on Twitter that specifically called for folks who are DBAs:
If your job title is Database Administrator, tell me where you work most of the time in this poll:
— Brent Ozar (@BrentO) June 28, 2022
I’ve been working remotely for almost two decades, so I don’t want to answer the pros & cons part – but I’ll leave it to you, dear reader, in the comments. What have been the pros and cons of doing DBA work from home?