Cranky Co-Workers Day

Cranky Co-Workers Day is a holiday observed annually on the 27th of October that honors those co-workers who are always complaining and are in a generally bad mood.

This is a day when everyone can take some time away from these co-workers, take the time to walk in their shoes to see if their complaints have merit, or for workers to become just as miserable as them — at least for a day.

After all, just about every one of us has had a workplace complaint that we felt was not being listened to, so why not take the time to voice your opinion?

The History of Cranky Co-Workers Day

This holiday has been around for a while and was originally created by This website sells potpourri, essential oils, perfumes, aromatherapy blends, and other products, but they also create wacky holidays.

Some of the weird holidays they’ve created include Dimpled Chad Day, Who Shall I Be Day?, For Pete’s Sake Day, and Be a Dork Day. This is just another odd holiday that they created, and people continue to observe it.

Some Amazing Job Satisfaction Statistics

Since we’re on the subject of workplace complaining, we thought we’d do a bit of research to find out more about who’s complaining and what they’re complaining about. What we uncovered was the following list of facts—facts that we found quite informative and hope our readers will as well.

  • Approximately three out of four working professionals say more work benefits would increase their job satisfaction.
  • Approximately half of U.S. workers say they get a sense of identity from their job.
  • Approximately 13% of employed Americans are disengaged at work, a phenomenon known as “Quiet Quitting.”
  • Employees treated with respect by their employers are 64% more likely to be satisfied with their jobs.
  • Approximately 61% of employees with an income under $30,000 say they are very satisfied with their family lives.
  • Approximately 80% of employees with an income of $75,000 say they are satisfied with their family lives.

Observing Cranky Co-Workers Day

As mentioned earlier, people can choose how they spend their day. They can embrace their co-workers’ griping, become the cranky co-worker in their office, or simply take the day off.

After all, who wants to listen to all that complaining? No matter what a person chooses to do, however, they should do it while using the hashtag #CrankyCoWorkersDay on social media. Oh great, now none of us can escape our co-workers’ complaints!

When is it?
This year (2024)
October 27 Sunday
Next year (2025)
October 27 Monday
Last year (2023)
October 27 Friday
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