The next time any of you want to take me to task for my general dislike of UPMC’s corporate policies, please remember the other emails I get from UPMC employees complaining that they’ve not seen a cost of living raise in quite a while; please remember that UPMC, rumor has it, is going to ask that the students that receive Pittsburgh Promise money be called UPMC Scholars; please remember things like this:
The sign is costing the nonprofit UPMC $750,000, according to a document submitted last year to the planning commission.
“A lot of stars have to be in alignment for this lift to take place,” Mr. Kolano said.
Seven hundred and fifty thousand dollars to put their name on a building that’s not even named after them.
“The helicopter company told us they chose the right-size helicopter for the installation,” said UPMC spokesman Paul Wood in an e-mail. “However, they are looking to use a more powerful helicopter to secure the rest of the letters in a more efficient (i.e., faster) manner.
“You need almost windless conditions to get it placed.”
That little “(i.e., faster)” he stuck in there … boy did that make me laugh and I don’t even know why.
Could be the hysteria setting in.
Anyway, bite me, King Kong. May the wind never die.