Knoxville has made another list, but you won’t find this one promoted on the Chamber web site. According to the website CareerBliss, Knoxville is one of the unhappiest cities for work in the country.
The 26th unhappiest city, to be exact.
Knoxville is sandwiched between No. 25, Harrisburg, Pa., and No. 27, Bakersfield, Calif., on CareerBliss’ list of the 30 unhappiest cities.
Wow. I’m calling BS on CareerBliss.
I’ve been to Bakersfield and there’s no way it’s a happier place than Knoxville. No offense to my friends in California, but Bakersfield is a dust bowl at the end of lonely road. Tumbleweeds with an ounce of self-respect avoid the place.
In case you’re wondering New Haven, Conn., tops the unhappy list.
On the flip side, No. 1 on the Happiest Cities for Work list is Miami, Fla. OK, that one I can go along with. South Beach, the ocean, crazy celebrities, tons of great restaurants. Who wouldn’t want to work there?
Tennessee is not without representation on the happy list. Columbia, Tenn., home of the annual Mule Day” celebration, comes in at No. 42, just behind No. 41, Dallas.
CareerBliss describes itself as “leading online career community helping people find joy and success at every step in their careers,” according to a news release. It’s happy-unhappy list is based on the evaluation of more than “40,000 independent company reviews by employees living in these cities.”
Feel free to let CareerBliss know what you think about its rankings. Click here to send an email.
Here’s the full list: CareerBliss’ Happiest & Unhappiest Cities for Work in 2012