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Those contemplating a career in human resources must be driven to take this path. Ahead lie challenges, conflict, little praise from above and lots of complaints from below. No wonder a new survey of human resources professionals found that two-thirds of those surveyed were less than enthusiastic about their jobs, and that a quarter are ready to jump ship within the year.

Dan Cook

Dan Cook is a journalist and communications consultant based in Portland, OR. During his journalism career he has been a reporter and editor for a variety of media companies, including American Lawyer Media, BusinessWeek, Newhouse Newspapers, Knight-Ridder, Time Inc., and Reuters. He specializes in health care and insurance related coverage for BenefitsPRO.

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