I would hope that the generalizations of people from Florida causing problems when moving to Tennessee would not be the general attitude of people who have lived here all of their lives. I was born and raised in Florida, but my family ancestors come from Alabama, Georgia, and Tennessee. I'm moving to Tennessee in the next couple of weeks as I enjoy a change of seasons, friendly people, and a lower cost of living. The home my wife and I bought in Dunlap would cost over $250,000 in Florida. In Tennessee, it's slightly more than half that cost. We're retired folks, just wanting to live our lives in peace with our neighbors. We hope we will be welcomed, and not looked upon as "damned Floridians". I spend a career in the military, so I've never really had the opportunity to put down roots. I hope to do so here.
So what ever became of Tennessee calling this stretch of highway I-124? Calling the road I-124 from Chattanooga and following it to Dunlap on TN 111 makes a lot of sense to me.
People posting that Tennessee is a "right to work" state are only partially correct. To be more correct, Tennessee is an "employment at will" state, which means that an employer can terminate an employee at any time for any reason. The employer does not have to provide cause. On the other hand, the terminated employee can then file for unemployment benefits if he or she has earned enough credits. Employer's unemployment tax rates are directly affected by the number of people they terminate that are placed on the unemployment rolls, in other words it indirectly costs an employer to terminate an employee, whether there is cause or not. This is why employers, both large and small, are hesitant to hire new employees. They want to be very sure that new hires will have enough work to be retained over the long haul.