posted on Nov, 6 2012 @ 12:53 PM
reply to post by PhoenixOD
I completely agree. This will put a lot of undue stress on yourself in order to meet your boss's skewed expectations.
Having said that, budgets can be tight, especially when it comes to something as costly and labor intensive as database restructuring. Any manager
will balk at a simple verbal request for more money to finish a project, even if it is necessary funding.
Develop a brief but formal cost/benefit analysis. Be sure to show on paper:
1. How much more money it will cost the company if they cut corners fixing their databases. Give accurate projections.
2. How much people/companies will charge to fix it. Estimate if you have to.
3. The cost of your effort and time. Learning/fixing this issue will take time away from your other job duties. Be accurate and don't embellish.
This will give you a better chance at receiving appropriate compensation. At the very least, you tried to talk some sense into management and they
have proof of it.