Simply Hired ,a recruiting/job company have launched a competition, collecting tales of woe from people who have been fired called, obviously, Simply Fired. They’ve lined up an interesting group of judges for the competition most of whome seemed to blog about the site yesterday.
The winner and guest “will join The Apprentice TV show cast members on a week-long cruise from New York to the Caribbean, stopping at the islands of Puerto Rico, St. Thomas, and Tortola”. I’ve seen this programme occasionally on visits to the US and I’m not 100% sure if I’d call that a Grand Prize :o)
However, read the Rules. First of all I’m not supposed to be reading the site:
The following promotion is intended for viewing in the 50 United States and the District of Columbia (the “Eligibility Area”) only. Do not proceed further in this site or these materials if you are not located in the Eligibility Area.
I guess I’m expected to ignore it now? Then, if I was American and I entered..
Entrant assigns and transfers to Sponsor all right, title, and interest to the story. Sponsor shall have all rights to copy, edit, broadcast, publish, and use, in whole or in part, any story, and any other intellectual property protected or protectable materials submitted by entrant, in any manner without further compensation during and after the contest period, except where prohibited by law.
I therefore appear to lose the ability to ever tell the story again. And finally
The Contest is open to individuals who are 21 years of age or older as of the date of entry, are legal residents of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia, who have valid International travel documents as of the time of contest entry and who have an email account as of the time of contest entry.
How many people does that make eligible?
Regardless of the above, I think I may read a few stories.