If you’re happy and you know it, you probably work in Miami.
A recent report by Forbes named Miami the “Happiest Place to Work,” in the United States.
Why? The top ranking likely has a lot to do with the City’s sunny climate, growing start-up and entrepreneurship culture and positioning as a global tourism and business hub. Lack of a state income tax probably doesn’t hurt, either.
As for America’s least happiest place to work?
If you guessed Cleveland, Ohio, then congratulations. You win a lifetime subscription to the Soundbytes blog.
Always in search of the story behind the story, our editorial team hit the streets to hear first-hand why our fellow Miamians love working in the Magic City. Here’s what they had to say:
“The weather. People get paid well here and I think everybody is more positive. Maybe because of the Latin influence, everyone is more outgoing.”
“Miami is a melting pot of different cultures, so it’s interesting to work here.”
“The staff and the people around us. The culture.”
“It’s a different culture compared to the rest of the country. It’s a more Hispanic population, so you can speak in your native tongue and feel more comfortable. Businesses here cater to you so you don’t feel uncomfortable not knowing English. It’s also warm all year-round.”
Rodrigo Guimaraes Costa
“I love the quality of life and housing options. The gyms are great too.”