|My fearless leader is director of the small group that actually develops software around here and is himeself a damn good DBA. Also a bit of a workaholic, but doesn't expect the same from the rest of us.
We operate simply enough: he leaves me alone until he needs something. Then I can make it happen for him in any manner (code-wise) I wish. On occasion I'll suggest an idea and if he finds it useful, even potentially, it is done.
Interestingly, since he actually pays attention to company operations and I don't, he often sees more potential in the ideas I have than I do (to be fair, it may be something he was planning and I didn't know about). He puts flesh on the abstract bones. Infrastructure (of code) vs application in production.
Working from home, one thing I miss is arguing in his office on how something should be done - as I've oft said: we may do it his way; we may do it my way; a mixture of both - or something different that came of our arguing - it never mattered to either of us so long as we thought it to be the best solution. As I've said, I've been very lucky in my work-experience.
|Ravings en masse^
|"The difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has its limits." - Albert Einstein
|"If you are searching for perfection in others, then you seek disappointment. If you seek perfection in yourself, then you will find failure." - Balboos HaGadol Mar 2010