03.04.19

European Patent Office Careers Bad for One’s Health, Properly Assessing Patents is ‘Professional Incompetence’ Now

Posted in Europe, Patents at 12:47 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

It has become imperative to do a bad job

Loneliness

Summary: The staff union is becoming a little more vocal again at the EPO; Loneliness is not an option when many people fall into depression

EARLIER today the Staff Union of the European Patent Office (EPO) added a couple of links, one of which about jobs people hate (This Is What Happens to Your Body When You Hate Your Job). The context in which it was mentioned is abundantly revealing if not self-explanatory a mention. Workers are unhappy and this continues to negatively impact their health. As we put it a month ago: “The Management of the EPO Will Not Manage to Recruit Any Talent If It’s Killing Its Own Staff” (post here).

“Workers are unhappy and this continues to negatively impact their health.”Hours earlier we mentioned what they had said on Friday. Nowadays, it’s newspeak in action.

When the EPO’s management (Bergot, Campinos and others) uses terms like “professional incompetence” it actually alludes to examiners who are professional and competent in properly dealing with patent applications.

So to survive in the job one needs to participate in abuses of the management.

“So to survive in the job one needs to participate in abuses of the management.”The latest update from SUEPO says: “(Author: Monica Torres. Updated EN version published on 29-01-2019 and FR version published on 01-03-2019. Cet article, publié sur le HuffPost américain, a été traduit par Maëlle Gouret pour Fast ForWord). EN – “This Is What Happens to Your Body When You Hate Your Job” | FR -”Voici ce que subit le corps quand on exerce un emploi que l’on déteste”.”

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