If you spend a lot of time on Twitter, you’re not just entertaining yourself and making connections — you’re also providing data for researchers looking into human behavior. For instance, depending on how open you are about your life, you could be saying a lot about how much you like your job.
Recently, Monster and Brandwatch analyzed two million tweets to determine what workers really think about what they do for a living (or, at least, what they say about it online). The resulting report offers insight for anyone who’s ever wondered if they’re the only one who hates or loves their job.
- There is a shift in how much people love their jobs.
Compared with last year’s data, there have been some changes in terms of how often workers demonstrate love for their jobs on Twitter. East Coasters seem to feel about the same way as they used to (that is, not great) whereas folks in less-populated states seem to be enjoying their jobs more this year than they did in the past. On the West Coast, people are losing “job love” compared with last year.
- Workers in Idaho love their jobs the most.
According to this research, workers in Idaho seem the most happy with their jobs, with Montana, North Dakota, Vermont, and Utah coming in just behind them. Hawaii, which topped the list last year, fell to number 15 in 2016.
- It’s a different story in Michigan.
Residents of Michigan appeared to be the most unhappy with their jobs. A study conducted by WalletHub earlier this year dubbed Detroit the worst city to start a career, and local teachers there even launched a sick-out a few months back when they were told they might not be paid for work they’d already performed. Understandably, it’s difficult for workers to find happiness in a struggling economy.
- July might be the right time to take a vacation.
Workers showed the most unhappiness for their work during the month of July. So, if you’re looking to schedule a vacation, why not take it when the temperatures are soaring and your love for your job (and your coworkers’ enthusiasm for work) is fading fast? October, on the other hand, saw workers demonstrating the most contentment with their jobs.
- The Sunday night blues are for real.
If you sometimes feel more than a little bummed out on Sunday evenings, knowing that it’s almost time to return to work, you’re not alone. Not surprisingly, people showed the least love for their jobs, on social media, on Sundays. On Thursdays though, they seemed the most happy — perhaps the looming weekend helps a little toward the end of the week.
For more information, check out the report from Monster and Brandwatch.
Tell Us What You Think
Does the data presented here accurately reflect your feelings about your job? We want to hear from you! Leave a comment or join the discussion on Twitter.