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Home for the Holidays / Open Thread

Good morning! We’ll be on our holiday schedule starting next week so we won’t have an official weekend estimate, but feel free to use this post to make estimates/go over holiday plans if you feel inclined to do so. We’ll be publishing some stories from some of our regular contributors with the theme of “Home for the Holidays” and highlighting some of our favorite stories of the year. Plus the editors here will get a much-needed break. We hope you’ll get one as well!

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A Cautionary Tale About Generation Gig

Nearly 80% of us would be interested in dropping out of the FT workforce to go freelance.

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“If you’re enjoying yourself, you’re not working hard enough” (Or You’re In Denmark)

Can you imagine if America’s biggest problem was stairs?

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Uber and PDX: A Not-Exactly-Love Story

two of the giants of our age, Portland, OR, and Uber, duking it out for dominance

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How Much Did You Spend On Music This Year

Thanks to you, and people like you, the Christmas single is over.

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The Rise of the Robot Worker Is Imminent

The list of nine jobs that could well be taken over in the near future by C3PO might make you want to dive right back into bed.

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“Working Has Become More Expensive”

If you don’t need to work to live, why work?

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Careful What You Put In Your Work Email, Sony Edition

Do not put anything in a work email you wouldn’t write on a postcard and leave in the park.

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Meet America’s Most Worthless Human Being

You must, must, must read the back-and-forth between the pompous, aggrieved Edelman and the polite small business owner.

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Is Your Boss Springing for a Holiday Party

Fortune claims that 90% of offices are planning parties in 2014. Get out those reindeer headbands!

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