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EPO Has Gotten So Bad That Workers Need to Ask to be Allocated a Desk (at Work)

posted by Roy Schestowitz on Jun 12, 2024,
updated Jun 12, 2024

Do you want an allocated workplace? Ask for it!

THE EPO is a catastrophic workplace whose sole purpose is nowadays granting as many monopolies as possible for kangaroo courts (illegal and unconstitutional) to process in service of monopolies and patent trolls, mostly those who come from outside Europe to target European companies and individuals. It's really as bad - not to mention as illegal - as it sounds. We have Benoît Battistelli and António Campinos to thank for this corrupt legacy, which now includes European software patents.

The workers stand to lose a lot. Patent examiners aren't just denied the 'privilege' to merely obey/follow the law (European Patent Convention), they've been rendered nomads in their own workplace and now feel a collective sense of relief, assuming - perhaps in vain - that they can get - GASP! - well, their own desk at work. Nope, not an office! A desk!

As elected representatives of theirs put it the other day:

Dear Colleagues,

The staff representation met with the administration in four Technical Meetings on the “New Ways of Working”. In the meetings, we recalled the dissatisfaction caused among staff who were deprived of an “allocated workplace” and forced to use a “workplace-for-the-day”.

The President’s Office in coordination with PD 44 (General Administration) replied that: staff members who say to their Director that they intend to come to the office three days or more per week would be granted an “allocated workplace”.

If you do not have an “allocated workplace” yet AND intend to come to the Office three days or more per week, you can address your Director.

Read more in this paper providing a template email.

Sincerely yours,

The Local Staff Committee Munich - LSCMN

Wow!!!! An “allocated workplace”!! Amazing!!!!!!!! Like this wasn't ever possible before!

Here is the publication from Munich:

Local Staff Committee Munich City, Haar and Brussels: Munich, 29-05-2024: Do you want an allocated workplace? Ask for it

And the same (or very similar) from Rijswijk:

Personalausschuss Den Haag/Rijswijk, 7 June 2024: Do you want an allocated workplace? Ask for it!

What sane person would wish to pursue a career at the EPO and apply for a job, then to apply for a desk? People with doctorates deserve more than a desk.

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