I just got a call from Oracle...



  • I'm a software developer.  Apparently when I registered to
    download the ODP.NET driver set, I somehow became the only official
    contact for Oracle at my company ($2bn, more than 50 countries, and
    $30m Oracle implementation project, so go figure).  Anyway, it was
    an Oracle sales rep, wanting to know if we were planning an upgrade to
    their new BI suite. I told the disbelieving rep that I had nothing to
    do with network operations, and innocently wondered aloud that I was
    the best contact he had within my company. Then he tried to get me to
    give him a better contact. I told him that I had nothing to do with
    network operations or upgrade schedules, and that as far as I was
    concerned the best thing we could do with Oracle was to throw it out
    the window.



    He was not amused.  But, judging from the snickers arising from the cubes around me, my co-workers sure were 🙂



    Made my day, let me tell you...



    --== a ==--



  • Somewhere, somehow your salary is calculated on oracle.



  • @prakash said:

    Somewhere, somehow your salary is calculated on oracle.




    Thanks God, not mine. Once a month I praise the power of DB2/400 and s/390 mainframe.



  • @ohthataaronbrown said:

    Anyway, it was
    an Oracle sales rep, wanting to know if we were planning an upgrade to
    their new BI suite. I told the disbelieving rep that I had nothing to
    do with network operations




    Maybe he was confused by the way that you thought BI had something to do with network operations?



  • @ohthataaronbrown said:

    Apparently when I registered to download the ODP.NET driver set, I somehow became the only official contact for Oracle at my company ($2bn, more than 50 countries, and $30m Oracle implementation project, so go figure). 

     

    I wonder how many "customer" contact databases are filled with bogus, non-existing information because of this type of thing? I know if I must register, I register with anything but the absolute minimum of information, hopefully not divulging my true identity, and the rest of the required fields... i make up as I go. [:#]



  • @ohthataaronbrown said:

    ..., and that as far as I was concerned the best thing we could do with Oracle was to throw it out the window.

    He was not amused.  But, judging from the snickers arising from the cubes around me, my co-workers sure were 🙂

    LOL! Best response to a salesman I have seen in a long time.



  • Hold it, you actually used real information when filling stuff out on
    oracle.com?   I think that was mistake #1 on your end.



    I can't say that I am any better though.  My problem didn't come
    directly from oracle, but one of the other million companies that exist
    to make money off of everything oracle dosen't offer.  I was
    looking for a SQL Formatter (not only that, but it had to work on my
    work computer....which BTW i don't have much access on).  I spent
    a few hours and found one that might work, it was java, and it offered
    some other 'nice' things on it.  But the kicker was I had to
    regester to get a download link for this free program.  I did so,
    but the guy wanted to sell me classes on how to tune queries (for the
    entire team).  After telling him the standard stuff (that i have
    nothing to do with that stuff) he kept pusing it on me.  I finally
    said yea, come on up.  I gave him a  wrong address and the
    wrong company info.  I haven't heard anything from him
    since.  Its been about 2 months now.



  • Nice!


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