What's the hardest job you've ever had?
Factory work? Kitchen work? Military service? Law enforcement? Fire fighting?
Some jobs are tough physically, some are tough mentally, and some will tax you both ways. I have seen people be completely miserable in their jobs while other people were perfectly focused and prospering in the very same jobs. Those who were happy knew that no job needs to be forever and that all work has dignity in it. Everything we do can lead to something better to do when we always do our best.
I've had tough jobs and yet no matter how tough, there was always some joy to be found in the work. Fellow team members, friendly customers, understanding managers, meaningful work -- there is always something if you find it. You may need to look for the joy in the job, but once you do you can find it.
When you find the joy in the job the work gets easier.
When you must work either way, why not make the work better?
-- doug smith