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Job Dissatisfaction Announces Retirement

7/5/2007 6:33:26 PM

LINCOLNSHIRE, Illinois, July 2 /PRNewswire/ --- Innovative Campaign Offers Hope to Millions Of Workers Worldwide. May Help Reduce the US$300 Billion Employers Pay Annually Due To Job Stress. Would you like to see job dissatisfaction retired? You're not alone. Research suggest 60% to 87% of people who work in the United States are dissatisfied with their jobs, and the proportion may be higher in France, England and Sweden, with the lowest morale existing in Germany and Japan. The problem is so bad, the American Institute on Stress reports chronic stress adds over US$300 billion each year to cover absenteeism, employee turnover, diminished productivity, medical, legal and insurance expenses and Workers' Compensation payments.

A campaign to retire job dissatisfaction was announced today by 29-year human resources veteran, Jeff Garton, author and president of Career Contentment, Inc., a Chicago-based career coaching firm.

"The campaign issues a wake up call by reminding people not everything is perfect or within your ability to control, and it's unrealistic to expect employers to satisfy everyone," said Garton. "However, you can always recognize your own career contentment. I've taken my experience and training in HR and applied it to developing this new concept, and I'm sure it's going to shake up traditional views on employment and career, but in ways that are needed."

The campaign is critical because generations of workers have been plagued by the same dissatisfactions for decades, and despite employer attempts to resolve them. A report released February by the Conference Board indicated "the decline in job satisfaction has occurred over a period of two decades, with little to suggest a significant reversal in attitudes anytime soon."

The public can learn more about the campaign and join by visiting This web site will serve as a one-stop site with a collection of articles and audio downloads, podcast feeds, and an opportunity to participate in a blog that allows the public to learn about career contentment, and share experiences without releasing company or individual names.

The campaign is being launched simultaneously in the U.S. and Europe. Campaign leader, Jeff Garton will also be hosting a weekly internet radio program "Career Contentment Radio" on the VoiceAmerica Network starting on August 16 at 2 p.m. Central Daylight Time, and again 2 a.m. Central Daylight Time for overseas listeners. Organizations interested in sponsoring this campaign can learn more by visiting

About Career Contentment, Inc.

Located in Lincolnshire, IL, Career Contentment, Inc. provides career coaching to individuals and offers innovative learning materials to corporations, trainers and coaches on the topic of career contentment. The company was formed in 2002 as the offspring of Garton International Search founded in 2000. Career Contentment, Inc. initiated and manages the Campaign To Retire Job Dissatisfaction. For more information, please visit

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