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Your Office Coach: Office gift-giving is a minefield

Q: One of my coworkers recently informed me that everyone always chips in to get a Christmas gift for our boss. I was somewhat surprised, because this was not done in any of my previous jobs. In my experience, managers were more likely to give presents to employees instead of the other way around. While I don't mind contributing, this just seems odd. Has giving the boss a gift become a common practice?

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Deeper into the woods

Although he studied religion and philosophy in college, woodworker Josh Jackson found his calling eight years ago after reading Matthew Crawford's book "Shop Class as Soulcraft: An Inquiry Into the Value of Work."

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Is Amazon one step closer in coming to Miami?

Miami was rated as a possibility for Amazon's second headquarter.