Who knows, that pink slip might pay off yet! Skin-rejuvenation company American Laser Centers is offering a $10,000 makeover package to the person who tells the best story about how he or she got laid off. Entries, which must be 350 words or less, will be judged mostly on the "uniqueness of the experience." (For brevity's sake, don't rant on and on about how much you hate your ex-boss.) The grand prize includes a skin-rejuvenation, cellulite-reduction and laser-hair removal package and batch of ALC skin-care products. In addition, 50 first-prize winners will receive $1,500 ALC gift certificates, redeemable at 220 locations nationwide. Contestants have until May 15 to enter (those of you who still have jobs, you have time to lose them!), and a winner will be announced in July. The previous employer's name must be kept confidential, or entries will be disqualified. But hey, that shouldn't stop the winner from flaunting their new bod outside the office come summertime.
—Posted by Elaine Wong