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Re: Working for the USPTO
« Reply #345 on: May 26th, 2006, 1:46pm »
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on May 26th, 2006, 12:56pm, Real Examiner wrote:
Maybe it is, maybe it isn't.  I've worked here for 15 years and have been a primary for more than half of that.  The flexibility is nice but don't expect to be treated like a professional or to feel "valued".  No one goes around patting you on the back.  And things look like they're going to H*LL in a handbasket with all the changes coming down for the new fiscal year.  As far as teleworking, it's only for GS-14 primaries.  So you'll have to do your time before you get a go at that little dandy.  Good luck to all of you.

 
 
 
 
what is a primary? gs 13 and up?
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Re: Working for the USPTO
« Reply #346 on: May 26th, 2006, 2:27pm »
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No.  A "Primary" is a "Primary Examiner".  A GS-14.  Once you make it to a GS-13 you go on the signatory program, which takes just under 1 1/2 years.  It's a period of intense review of your work by the technology center supervisors.  If after that period of time, it's determined that you know what you're doing, you become a "Primary" and get your 14.  More pay but a lot more work to go along with the pay.
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« Reply #347 on: May 26th, 2006, 2:42pm »
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on May 26th, 2006, 1:07pm, Isaac wrote:

 
Different light does not mean miserable.   The point is just that you will have a different perspective on the meaning and relevance of the questions you are now asking.

 
 
I suppose so though the "H*ll in a handbasket" from another post certainly doesn't sound encouraging.  Oh well, I've already tendered resignation at my current job and I can only look to make the best of it at this coming job.  If things don't work out, I heard Alexandria does have many job opportunities or I can always just marry rich  Cheesy
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Re: Working for the USPTO
« Reply #348 on: May 26th, 2006, 2:48pm »
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on May 26th, 2006, 2:27pm, Real Examiner wrote:
No.  A "Primary" is a "Primary Examiner".  A GS-14.  Once you make it to a GS-13 you go on the signatory program, which takes just under 1 1/2 years.  It's a period of intense review of your work by the technology center supervisors.  If after that period of time, it's determined that you know what you're doing, you become a "Primary" and get your 14.  More pay but a lot more work to go along with the pay.

 
ah i see.  you always hear of government jobs being stress-free and relaxed, but I guess with all the quotas associated with this job, it is anything but stress-free
 
thanks for your help.  hopefully i do well at the job fair next week and will see you there Smiley
 
one more question though, what GS level did you start out at... did you go into the PTO straight out of college?
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Re: Working for the USPTO
« Reply #349 on: May 26th, 2006, 3:13pm »
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on May 26th, 2006, 2:42pm, OhTheDrama wrote:
I suppose so though the "H*ll in a handbasket" from another post certainly doesn't sound encouraging.  Oh well, I've already tendered resignation at my current job and I can only look to make the best of it at this coming job.  If things don't work out, I heard Alexandria does have many job opportunities or I can always just marry rich  Cheesy

 
Some things are relative.  The job may be changing to be less examiner friendly than current examiners have lived with, but may not be all that bad a place for a new examiner who never experienced the good old days.
 
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