Wednesday, January 17, 2018
News Roundup

Floridians ranked among biggest complainers about work, study says

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

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