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Re: Working for the USPTO
« Reply #735 on: Oct 31st, 2006, 7:35pm »
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on Oct 31st, 2006, 5:47pm, je wrote:
I just got hired at GS9.

 
My point wasn't that you can't get hired as a gs9, it was that you wouldn't get offered a gs9/8. They would match you up to a gs9/10, not gs9/8. Perhaps he was only able to match up to a gs9/8, but his post didn't sound that way at all - he said they offered him that position.
 
I was hired as a gs9 as well, a gs9/10. Without a relevant masters degree as well - it was the experience that got me to gs9/10, that and a matching offer or paystub.
 
 
 
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Re: Working for the USPTO
« Reply #736 on: Nov 1st, 2006, 3:22pm »
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Out of curiosity - has anyone had any experience with the student intern program? Is the student intern program a common way of being hired as an examiner at the USPTO?
 
Further, are student interns assigned actual cases?
 
I understand that after a certain number of hours (640 comes to mind) the student intern is automatically hired as an examiner following graduation. Perhaps I am off the mark with this…
 
Thank you in advance of your response.
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Re: Working for the USPTO
« Reply #737 on: Nov 3rd, 2006, 10:39am »
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I am starte date on  Nov 13th and i was just wondering if someone could give insight on what to expect during orientation or the first week and is the schedule M-F 8-5pm for the entire 8 months?
 
Also is getting the monthly parking pass worth it?
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Re: Working for the USPTO
« Reply #738 on: Nov 6th, 2006, 4:11pm »
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Hi,  during the  first 3 months of training, usually the schedule will be 7:30-5pm, which is 9 hr days, and u get every other friday off. This is because you will have lectures as a big group and they schedule those in the mornings and throughout the day. After 2-3 months, you start on production and u have less lectures to attend. After 3 months or so, they will start you on the flexible schedule, where the earliest you can come in is at 6:30am-4pm , or the latest 9:30am-7pm.  
 
For the monthly pass, it depends. If you live near a metro station, its better to take the metro as USPTO provides you almost 100$ in subsidy every month. For parking, you will have to pay $90 a month out of your pocket, plus if you live far away, you wouldn't wanna get stuck in traffic and rather take a metro. I live 10 min away, so i chose to drive, i luv my car and luv to driveSmiley) any other questions, holla!
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Re: Working for the USPTO
« Reply #739 on: Nov 6th, 2006, 6:40pm »
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Thanks bond007, I guess the other question about the parking pass, is whether there are problems with the garages going to full capacity. And if so, is there a usual time in the morning i should get there before they are full to capacity.
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