Disneyland may be the happiest place on earth, but Knoxville has some of the happiest workers in the country.
So says CareerBliss, a website “dedicated to helping you find happiness in the workplace and therefore in life.”
Knoxville is No. 2 on the CareerBliss list of the “10 Happiest Cities For Workers.”
The happiest city is Dayton.
At the request of Forbes, CareerBliss asked 36,000 workers across the country to evaluate a variety of factors that affect workplace happiness. Things like growth opportunities, relationships with bosses and co-workers, compensation, company culture and work environment.
Gov. Bill Haslam’s proposal to increase from three to five years the time it takes for new teachers to earn tenure seems reasonable. I’m glad Tennessee’s business community has stepped up to support the idea. However, a more important question is will the business community provide the same leadership on teacher compensation issues?
Talking about teacher pay isn’t going to be popular, given the budget cutting frenzy that grips Nashville — and other state capitals — these days. But it is a necessary discussion. The single, most important factor in providing a quality education is having a great teacher in every classroom. And to attract — and keep — the best teachers, we need to pay them like we mean it.