SQL Server Life 2 - Weird hours
Steve Jones from SQLServerCentral.com
asked in his editorial from the 5th of July to write 4 posts about what it is like to work in our field of SQL Server.
So here goes - post #2
If you want to work Mon-Fri 9-5.
Don't work with SQL Server, in fact don't work with any database or maybe don't work in IT at all.
You will work strange hours, sometimes long, sometimes in the middle of the night (or all night) and weekends. This will interfere with social engagements and doing things with family and friends, but that is just part of the job. Most of the time you are dealing with databases that have maintenance windows when systems are at their quietest, not the most convenient time for you.
This is just the facts of working in IT and with SQL Server.