Just to clarify, the finger pointing is not always directed at just database admins, but at all members of the IT group, helpdesk right up to the programmers. And when that single digit points my way? Well I remind those users that they are welcome to fix it themselves @#!*! Or at least that’s what I’d like to say.
In reality I personally don’t take the finger pointing to heart. Finger pointers are most often a certain breed of end user that often, shall we say,that has aquired a taste for their own toes? They usually throw a trantrum and end up starring at their own finger in the end.
For me I appreciate the uneducated end user as this person is what I refer to as job security! If we educated everyone to the point that they could solve problems without the aid of IT, who would need us? Being a Michiganian and watching the unemployment ranks grow almost daily, I for one like my job (and the paycheck that comes with it)!