Chances are your end users have no idea what a DBA does for work. There is even a good chance that your boss has no idea what you do for work, just that “well, we need a DBA, right?” You are magic.
As such you get requests from people and to them it is just that: a request. To the end user there is no difference in asking for a word document or a data warehouse. As long as they get it by their deadline then they are happy.
You are the magic that allows for it all to happen. And no one cares about the effort it takes to get things done, they just want it done.
It is up to you to help manage those expectations. Sometimes magicians want to keep the audience entranced with their show. Other times magicians like to show how the tricks are done.
Which magician are you?