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Finding a replacement for me

By MirrorMirror ·
I am leaving my current job for another opportunity. I have given the requisite 2 weeks notice and am really looking forward to starting my new job.

One problem...finding a replacement for me. I am a SQL Server DBA who is VERY VERY motivated. I worked really hard to make my current environment work as smoothly as it is right now. My current company has put out job notices but are not getting a lot of response. I am amazed!!

I am in the Fort Worth area...are DBA's that much in demand? I don't want what I have worked so hard for to deteriorate after I leave. This is one of the most difficult things I have ever done.

My new job will be a great opportunity for me and I am not going to stay where I am. Any DBA's out there in the Dallas/Fort Worth area looking for work?

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It's not your problem to find a replacement for them

by Why Me Worry? In reply to Finding a replacement for ...

Although I can understand you are leaving on good terms and don't want to leave them without a replacement filling in, it is not your problem or responsibility to find a suitable replacement for them, even though your kind gesture is greatly appreciated by them. You should concentrate on your own career instead of worrying about how this company will fill the position once you are gone. I'm not being selfish, but like I said, concentrate more on your own career instead of a company you are leaving because if you create a sense of dependency on you, your former employer will be bothering you non-stop when you will already be working for someone else. I've seen this happen to many and this has even happened to me, because they somehow assumed that I am still entitled to provide them with support long after I have left them. Don't create this situation of dependency for yourself because you will lose sleep....trust me.

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