I've been thinking about this lately.
Everyone all at one time now, "Aww!"
Very interesting question and interesting reading everyone's answers.
Overall, I do love my job. I love crunching numbers, I love the people, I love trying to improve things. I do have some freedom in my hours but not always, I always give my staff time off if they need it as that is how you keep good staff.
O.k. I must be around an unusual demographic or something.
I've watched many family members transition to new careers without any problems.
For example, my father was in a certain field and got burnt out/ disenchanted, so he turned to teaching at the college level.
My job used to be my dream job, but now it's my nightmare.
Late to the party, but wanted to chime in before reading any of the other posts.