Why is it called a "Pittsburg"?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Raventek, May 2, 2012.

  1. Raventek

    Raventek New Member


    Out of intrest, and simply due to the fact that none of my Scandinavien colleges knows the answer, I hope that someone at the browncafe can tell me why the employee record is called a Pittsburg?
    The silly rumors will have it that its because it first came into place in Pittsburg... What do I know... Any chance one of you guys can enlighten me please.
  2. Richard Harrow

    Richard Harrow Would you pay a dime to see this?

    From what I've come to understand over the years is that it derives it's name from the name of the company that manufactures the actual file that the form is kept in.

  3. Big Babooba

    Big Babooba Well-Known Member

    Because it's easier to pronounce than Chargoggagoggmanchauggagoggchaubunagungamaugg.
  4. Raventek

    Raventek New Member

    Needless to say, I am very disappointed with the fact that it wasn’t a energetic Supervisor at the center in Pittsburg, nor a cool supervisor called Pittsburg behind the.. Pittsburg… But a company that specializes in print finishing and binding… the world seems so small now… Thanks for the answer.
  5. splozi

    splozi Guest

    I guess it's the same reason why everyone calls any brand of facial tissue a Kleenex.
  6. klein

    klein Für Meno :)

    Or in the UK they call a vacuum cleaner a Hoover (no matter which brand it may be).
  7. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Quabbin Reservoir
  8. rod

    rod retired and happy

    It should have been renamed long ago to the "we never forget anything that you do wrong but we don't know how to tell a person they are doing a good job" file.
  9. Leftinbuilding

    Leftinbuilding Active Member

    Or shortened to: "Doesn't matter, you are wrong" file.

    FWIW...in almost 36 years of employment with UPS, I had never heard of the "Pittsburg" file. Maybe a regional thing?
  10. over9five

    over9five Senior Member Staff Member

    I think it's Lake Webster?
  11. Richard Harrow

    Richard Harrow Would you pay a dime to see this?

    It's very possible. It seems as though each individual operating center is its own franchise around here. Irregardless, it exists in one form or another for everyone (except for maybe Upstate :wink2:). I've seen mine, and it's pretty thin which I suppose is good. There's guys in our center that have two because dang it, they just can't seem to do anything right. :yapyapyapf:
  12. Big Babooba

    Big Babooba Well-Known Member

    Nope. Totally different body of water. Google Earth shows it to be in Webster.
  13. CaliforniaPaul

    CaliforniaPaul Active Member

    They had "Pittsburgh" in 1964 when I started.
  14. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    It is Lake Webster.
  15. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    Ok, I'm confused!?!??! What is this Pittsburg deal we are talking about? I thought at first it was about the craphole town in western PA with an "h" at the end.
  16. splozi

    splozi Guest

    Hey I liked Pittsburgh.
  17. Richard Harrow

    Richard Harrow Would you pay a dime to see this?

    As if Harrisburg, PA was worlds better lol.
  18. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    True Dat!!!
  19. Richard Harrow

    Richard Harrow Would you pay a dime to see this?

    I actually vacation to Pittsburgh one or two weekends a year. I grew up a huge Pirates and Steelers fan, wife (girlfriend at the time) and I visited for the first time when we were 17, and have gone back at least once every year since. We love the city.

    Harrisburg isn't that bad. My cousin attended Messiah College which I think is maybe 10 miles outside of Harrisburg. Visited her there a few times, where we were was a nice quiet area.
  20. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

    Steelers suck and big Ben is a womanizer jerk.