Halloween Special Story Contest


HR Horror Stories – Halloween Special

We want you to share your terrifying tales from the trenches–the little office tiffs gone awry, the furious closure during an exit interview, embarrassing moments during candidate interviews and the likes—by October 30, 2015. We're on the lookout for some crazily awkward episodes that appear hilarious in hindsight.

The contest is for everybody who has had appalling experiences at the workplace. So, share your stories with us and stand a chance to win an all new Kindle Paperwhite and some other great prizes! What’s more is that we will publish the winning story in  People Matters!

The best story will appear in a future issue of People Matters and the top three stories (as judged by our audience with views, likes and shares) will win great prizes from People Matters.

You may choose the change names to protect identities ;)



  1. First: All-New Kindle Paperwhite
  2. Second: Rs.4450 People Matters 3 years all access subscription
  3. Third: Rs.1950 People Matters 1 year all access subscription


Contest Rules:

  1. Contest is open to all People Matters audience.
  2. Entrants may submit up to three stories (up to 500 words each) for consideration. Entries must be submitted by 5 p.m. on October 30, 2015.
  3. People Matters team will choose the top entries and post these finalists on the People Matters website. An email with links featuring the final stories emailed to all People Matters audience.
  4. Number of views, shares and likes received on each story will determine the winners.
  5. The 1st, 2nd and 3rd place finalists will be chosen by online engagement generated by People Matters audience
  6. Top winning entry will be published in an upcoming (2015-16) issue of  People Matters and/or the People Matters website.
  7. Story has be your own experience and should be original too.

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