Make us your home page
Instagram

Today’s top headlines delivered to you daily.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Floridians ranked among biggest complainers about work, study says

Brandwatch released this map based its study of millions of tweets where people complained or said positive things about their jobs. [Brandwatch]

Brandwatch released this map based its study of millions of tweets where people complained or said positive things about their jobs. [Brandwatch]

If you hate your job and want to do something about it, maybe head west toward less crowded spaces, according to a new study by jobs site Monster and social media tracking company Brandwatch, which says Florida residents are among the people who complain the most about work.

The study looked at Twitter to analyze millions of English-language tweets where people expressed some kind of love, or hate, for their jobs, Brandwatch said in the report.

The people who released the most job-hate via Twitter came from the eastern half of the U.S., and tended to live in the most populous states, including Florida, which the study ranked No. 8 among the top-10 places where people hate-tweeted about their jobs the most. Those who shared the most job love came from the Midwest, in states with the lowest populations.

Industry was a factor, too. People working in the travel industry showed the biggest year-over-year rise in loving their jobs on Twitter, while people complained about their finance jobs nine percent more in 2016 compared to last year's report.

People complained the most about their jobs on Twitter in July, while they shared the most love for work in October. Job-hate posts peaked on Sundays as people looked ahead to the workweek, while they showed the most love for their jobs on Thursday, the report says.

The study, of course, is limited to what people were willing to share online where their bosses might see it, but can't account for those people complaining around the water cooler or in the break room.

The 10 places where people hate their jobs the most on Twitter

1. Michigan

2. Virginia

3. West Virginia

4. New Jersey

5. Ohio

6. Maryland

7. Louisiana

8. Florida

9. Connecticut

10. Delaware

Floridians ranked among biggest complainers about work, study says 07/12/16 [Last modified: Tuesday, July 12, 2016 3:54pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. Tampa-based makeup artist disqualified from contest over pro-Trump post

    News

    WICHITA, Kan. — A makeup artist who splits her time between Tampa and Kansas says she won a national contest sponsored by Kat Von D Beauty but was later disqualified because of an Instagram post supporting Donald Trump's presidential candidacy.

    Gypsy Freeman won the contest with this image posted to Instagram. [@facesofgypsy on Instagram]
  2. Flesh-eating bacteria nearly kills Florida man who thought he just had blisters from a hike

    Health

    Wayne Atkins thought little of the blisters he had gotten while hiking. He was trekking up and down the 4,500-foot-high Mount Garfield in New Hampshire - a 10-mile round trip - and blisters were no surprise.

    Wayne Atkins thought his blisters were from hiking, but the flesh eating bacteria nearly killed him. [YouTube]
  3. Yes, again: Rays blow late two-run lead, get swept by Rangers (w/video)

    The Heater

    ST. PETERSBURG — As weekends go, this was a bad one for the Rays. In a word: brutal.

    Tampa Bay Rays relief pitcher Brad Boxberger, foreground, reacts after giving up a home run to Texas Rangers' Carlos Gomez during the eighth inning of a baseball game Sunday, July 23, 2017, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Mike Carlson) FLMC116
  4. White House offers muddled message on Russia sanctions legislation

    National

    WASHINGTON - White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Sunday that the Trump administration supports new legislation to punish Russia for its meddling in the 2016 presidential election and its aggression toward Ukraine.

    President Donald Trump at the commissioning ceremony for the USS Gerald R. Ford  at Naval Station Norfolk in Virginia, July 22, 2017. [New York Times]
  5. 'Stranger Things' is coming back; here's the first trailer

    Blogs

    The nostalgia-heavy, small-screen blockbuster Stranger Things returns to Netflix with a new season on Oct. 27 - just in time for a pre-Halloween weekend binge session.

    A scene from the Stranger Things Season 2 trailer.