The Green Study “Worst Job I Ever Had” Contest

canstockphoto4598050It’s Monday and the perfect day to announce The Green Study “Worst Job I Ever Had” contest. After writing my post yesterday regarding various jobs and exchanging comments with readers about their jobs, I thought this might be a nice way to kill off some winter blahs (mine, to be specific). Please note that if I publish your post and it results in you being fired from your current job, I accept no liability. Blog responsibly.

Guidelines:

Write a previously unpublished blog post (with title) 200-700 words long about the worst job you’ve ever had. Submit it through my Contact page by Sunday, March 3rd 2013, 12:00 pm (US Standard Central Time). Please note that your formatting is retained when I receive it – the Contact page makes it look like it has disappeared.

One entry per person please. The contest begins as soon as this post goes public.

The winners will be notified on Wednesday, March 6th 2013 by 12:00 pm (US Standard Central Time).

Guest blog posting, shipping of the prizes and donations will take place by March 31st, 2013.

All entries will be judged by me, myself and I. It’s entirely subjective.

1st Prize: Your entry will be posted as a guest post to my blog, you will be sent one The Green Study Coffee Mug or Pen (depending on your preference and shipping restrictions) and I will make a $100 donation to the American Red Cross on your behalf to your local Red Cross Chapter or their International Disaster Response fund.

2nd Prize: Your entry will be posted as a guest post to my blog, you will be sent one The Green Study Coffee Mug or Pen (depending on your preference and shipping restrictions) and I will make a $75 donation to the American Red Cross on your behalf to your local Red Cross Chapter or their International Disaster Response fund.

3rd Prize: Your entry will be posted as a guest post to my blog, you will be sent one The Green Study Coffee Mug or Pen (depending on your preference and shipping restrictions) and I will make a $50 donation to the American Red Cross on your behalf to your local Red Cross Chapter or their International Disaster Response fund.

All participants will receive a priceless, irreplaceable postcard from Minneapolis (although it actually cost $1.00 and can be bought at the airport, in large quantities).

I will ship prize winners’ mugs or pens internationally (with no guarantee that it will arrive or that it will arrive in one piece, but the same caveat applies stateside).

Let’s shake off the winter blahs

& have some fun!

34 Comments on “The Green Study “Worst Job I Ever Had” Contest

  1. I can’t wait to read the winners on this one. My treasured postcard is still hanging on my refrigerator and my entire family enjoyed the fruit basket you sent when I won the humor contest! Thanks for sponsoring another fun contest.

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  2. I entered the last contest, about a funny Christmas experience. It was fun to do and yes, I did get my postcard. So you can certainly trust that you will get whatever’s been promised. All the entries were terrific and provided me with a lot of entertaining reading. A lot of work pressures right now (a good thing) prevents me from entering again. Otherwise I would. I look forward to reading your stories.

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  3. Count me in again! This will be fun. As an “honourable mention” winner in your last contest, the coveted Minneapolis post card did reach me all the way up in Canada. I would love to go for a mug this time. Bring it on.

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  4. Great idea! Thanks for thinking of it. Gosh, I have lots to choose from.

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  5. I have a couple of jobs jockeying for position in my mind, but I’m going to have to choose wisely if I have any hope of keeping it under 700 words. My postcard (of the Metrodome) is prominently displayed in my office. Few things are as “made for postcards” as domed stadiums.

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  6. And the big winner in the upcoming Green Study Worst Job Contest . . . The Red Cross! (Of course, the job they do could not be the worst in any way . . . Although it may often be among the most difficult . . . Maybe it’s the best job . . . Certainly one most important jobs.) The Red Cross is the big winner because they get the prize money! Good choice.

    Worst job . . . I can think of several entries . . .

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    • I love being able to work my annual donations into a blog contest – The Red Cross has been working its ass off over the last few years and needs all the help it can get!

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