I spent a couple of entertaining minutes pondering what, if anything, I should say to that very catty little rejoinder. But, instead, I will decide not to fight fire with fire. Since a great many people in very high places ... yes, all the way to the very top ... have, and do, “listen(ed) to me,” I will just stand by my original words, and let it go at that.
Any “DBA” wields enormous power, which therefore has enormous potentially-financial impact on the entire business. The very thought of any such actions being relegated to a “CGI anything,” let alone at the hands of (pardon me) “an obvious amateur acting on his/her own,” gives me cold shivers ... and, with good reason. Somewhere in the company, there is probably either a Director of Security, or a Director of Compliance, or both, both of them reporting directly to the “C-Team.” (Equals: the group of people whose corporate titles are three-letter acronyms beginning with the letter “C.”) More-than-one of them would have to “sign off” on any such idea ... and of course they would not. (The repercussions on “every single manager anywhere on the firing-(ahem)-line from Director to him-or-her” could be pretty serious, too.)
The reason why I “would not bother to turn around” is because I know this already. And, if the line-authority was mine, I would not have to take the time to explain. (But I would make a mental note to “peek” to be sure that the underling was not ignoring me. If only to safely protect my asterisk, s/he would be packing a box if I found that s/he had.)
“Do your job. Exactly as it has been given to you, using exactly the tools and methods provided. Do not add. Do not subtract. Do not change.” “Of those to whom much [trust ...] has been given, much is required.” Try your best to keep in mind that you might have no earthly idea(!) just what might be resting on you. (Trust also that no one might have decided to burden you with that knowledge.) Don’t like the tools and methods that you’ve got? Got a better (sic) idea? That’s why your manager’s office door is open.