Now, I'm no DBA, but its my understanding that column names don't really need to be short anymore... back in the day it made a difference, but today it doesn't. She does this for informix databases, DB2 databases, and even the few oracle databases lying about.
How do you even apply for that job? Yeah... well, I do have a degree in English with a specialization in shortening words to miminize drive space....
And, of course, this woman takes her job VERY seriously (we are arguing over a column name... it already exists in production tables, but she doesn't like how its written. I'm about to tell her, "Fine, just change it both places" and see what the other developer thinks about changing a working app cause HER_RYL_HNS thinks the names aren't perfect).
 that's some DBA humor for ye!
Oh, and how is a wheel barrow a good icon for databases???