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The Sickness of the EPO – Part I: Motivation for New Series of Articles

Facts don't matter at the EPO anymore

Medical doctor for EPO



Summary: An introduction or prelude to a long series of upcoming posts, whose purpose is to show governance by coercion, pressure, retribution and tribalism rather than professional relationship between human beings at the European Patent Office (EPO)

THE EPO is no ordinary employer and not an ordinary place to work (or retire from). The best way to judge the character of a person (or an employer) is not the way he or she protects a friend or family (kinship); it's often the way he or she treats/mistreats peers, especially in difficult times (times of trouble or trauma). Sympathy and care under stress, ordeal or challenge help build long-term relationships -- the very thing which the EPO lacks. Utter lack of empathy seems to be a path to promotion, which means that those at the top of the ladder tend to be cruel, heartless, and greedy.



"Utter lack of empathy seems to be a path to promotion, which means that those at the top of the ladder tend to be cruel, heartless, and greedy."In the series, which we will structure chronologically, details will be shown to demonstrate the EPO's poor treatment of workers, the lack of a functional justice system, the lack of a proper appeals system, nepotism, harassment (from management/superiors), and lack of outside assistance from ILO, which basically discredits claims that the EPO deserves immunity.

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