It ain't over till the fat lady sings
The story has evolved for so long with new twists that I wouldn't hold my breath waiting for closure.
Time is running out for European Patent Office president Benoit Battistelli. After years of turmoil at the international organization thanks to his heavy-handed reform efforts, it seems that patience at the political level is finally giving out. In the past week, two documents have been posted online indicating that the Dutch …
"Though I hope Battistelli does not last as long."
Either he'll reach retirement age before any action is taken, or he'll suddenly decide he wants to spend more time with his family just when it comes to a point where even he realises that he's about to be sacked.
Perhaps it's time for a new El Reg measurement; 1 Battistelli = an insufferable boss hated by all under him and impossible to reason with. It would be difficult to estimate how many Battistellis someone like Kim Jong-un would deserve though, maybe a kB unit is needed as well.
Would 1 Ba be equivalent to 100 PHB's? Or do we different orders definitions of magnitude?
1 KJ-u would need quite a few Ba's as KJ-u uses the tried and proven death penalty for settling any and all disputes with underlings... for reference I offer Stalin and Mao to name two.
I bet he won't be punished in any way.
Blame the liberals and their aversion to "cruel and unusual". Personally, I'd have him branded across the forehead with "WANKER" or a suitable French alternative, and regard the job as done. Or surgically remove his pecker and reattach it to his forehead...
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