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The Fat Lady Sings

Discussion created by ca.portal.admin on Jan 24, 2006
Latest reply on Jan 24, 2006 by ca.portal.admin
Hi All,
Well, the Fat Lady is warming up in her dressing room.
My time here will end next week and with it may well be the
(voluntary) end of my IDMS career. If this is so, it's been a great
ride and I wanted to thank everyone on this list who has answered
questions for me over the years.
Like most of us, I have experienced the decline in respect and
appreciation for the job of the technician, whether that be a system
programmer or DBA. Although I knew the end of IDMS was coming at my
company and was completely prepared for being laid off, I remain shocked
at the lack of dignity and class shown by large organizations. In my
case, it was being blindsided by a bad review followed by a mandate to
either accept a demotion to another on-call position (while remaining
the only IDMS on-call person) or quit.
I may see all of you back here some day if there is still a job out
there which ""floats my boat"". Otherwise, I wish you all well with the
best database package on the market - by far.

Joe

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Re: who put the BOMP in the BOMP DBOMP DBOMP ?
"The first job I had after getting out of the USAF in 1968 was at Chicago
Rawhide - 360/30 running DOS with 64K. You really had to code
efficiently! I did (I guess kinda an ETL thing) extracts from the BOMP
to create files which were then used to print catalogs from. Source
cards and compile listings all the way. Had to use the lost art of
""desk checking.""


----- Original message -----
From: ""Chris Hoelscher"" <choelscher@HUMANA.COM>
To: IDMS-L@LISTSERV.IUASSN.COM
Date: Tue, 24 Jan 2006 13:59:42 -0500
Subject: who put the BOMP in the BOMP DBOMP DBOMP ?

I must admit that by the time I went to work for Grumman Flxible (bus
manufacturer) in the late 70's/early 80's, we has pretty well migrated
off
BOMP/DBOMP to DL/I, but they were still running DBOMP transpanency so
that
they could run the untouched DBOMP programs against the DL/I database
....

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Re: who put the BOMP in the BOMP DBOMP DBOMP ?
"I was in the same boat at Euclid there in the East Cleveland area (early
80's).. We'd migrated most of our stuff off to IDMS, but still had 1
application on DBOMP... No one there could support it and the one time
each year it had ""issues"", we'd end up calling seemingly the one
contractor in Cleveland who would work for 30 hours straight and then
send us one very large bill! Not sure which went first - the company or
DBOMP!


Jeff Jackson
FBCT Database Services
Fidelity Investments
82 Devonshire St., MZ V10C
Boston, MA, 02109
mailTo:Jeff.Jackson@fmr.com

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