This is a pretty cool idea. It's an online contest about work. There is one very simple catch. Your entry has to be six words.
Each two-week phase of the contest will focus on a different aspect of your relationship to your job, including reflections on your best boss, what inspires you and what you have learned at work.
The first phase of the contest focuses on "why I do what I do," and already has resulted in some inspired entries:
- Began a cynic, became an idealist.
- Love my co-workers. (Don’t have any.)
- I get paid to have opinions.
But we think you can do better. Here are a couple of ideas from a colleague:
- When 5 comes, I am gone.
- At least I have a window.
- My boss sits far from me.
Five-year-old SMITH, which has made a franchise out of its six-word memoirs, including its website, T-shirts and books, plans to co-publish a book with Mercer featuring the winning entries from Britain, Canada and the United States. You can submit your six-word entry at their website, and in our comment section below.
Entries submitted to the contest website will be judged by Gretchen Rubin, author of "The Happiness Project," and are eligible for prizes including an iPad 2. Entries submitted in our comment section are eligible for all the the glory of appearing on TODAY.com.