Infographics / Bad Coworkers

Best and Worst Coworkers [Infographic]

Do you love your coworkers so much that you are all Facebook friends who hang out after work, making each other friendship bracelets over beers? Or perhaps you consider your coworkers your greatest nemeses, and spend your days hiding under your headphones, pretending to listen to music so that you don’t have to talk to anyone, ever. In this infographic, we look at the jobs where the love is flowing and the workers who just want their coworkers to disappear.

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We provide the relative ratio of workers who would, if they could, change one thing about their work situation, choose to change their co-workers. Occupational Areas
We are able to provide percentages on 21 out of 23 occupational areas.

Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations report a high desire to change who their co-workers are (1.48x) while Community and Social Services Occupations are content with their co-workers (0.56x).


We are able to provide percentages on all 20 industries.

Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting workers report the highest desire to change their co-workers (2.39x), while workers in Information reports the least (0.62x).

Metropolitan Statistical Areas

We are able to provide percentages on the top 100 metropolitan areas.

Tampa, Florida has the lowest reported desire to change co-workers (0.19x) while Augusta, Georgia has the highest (3.98x).

Generation X, Y, and Baby Boomer

We are able to provide percentage on all three generations.

Baby Boomers report the highest desire to change their co-workers, (1.16x) while Gen Y reports the least (0.91x).

Gen X are only a little more discontent with their co-workers than Gen Y (.97x).


Relative Ratio of Workers Who Would Choose to Change Co-Workers: The ratio of workers who would choose to change their co-workers relative to responses overall, i.e. workers in Food Preparation and Serving occupations are 1.45x more likely to report wanting to change their co-workers than what is typical.

The overall percentage of workers who would choose to change their co-workers is 3.72%.
North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Code: The NAICS codes are a two- to six-digit hierarchical classification system, with the greater number of digits in a code corresponding with a greater amount of classification detail. Likewise, NAICS codes correspond with NAICS industry names. NAICS codes are used primarily for statistical purposes, but can also be used by businesses, economic analysts, etc.

North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Name: The NAICS-classified label for establishment groupings into industries in North America.

Occupational Information Network (ONET) Code: The ONET taxonomic coding scheme developed by the U.S. Department of Labor to classify occupations of work. ONET codes are used to better aid users in relating a job title, task, or area of work to occupational area names (ONET Names).

Occupational Information Network (ONET) Name: The ONET-classified label for occupational areas of work.

Metropolitan Statistical Area Name: Metropolitan statistical area names as defined by the Office of Management and Budget.

Generation X, Y, and Baby Boomer: Generations as defined by the year they were born: Gen Y born in years 1982-2002 (18-30 years old), Gen X born in years 1965-1981 (31-47 years old), and Baby Boomers born in years 1946-1964 (48-66 years old).

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