It is JOB and not work; and especially as employee!
As self-employed; you can’t hate your job; otherwise you should have already quit long ago.
As employee; it is ALL about climbing corporate ladder or pyramid; but few employees can actually and continuously climb the corporate ladder or pyramid to the upper layer.
In your late 40s or 50s and you are stuck at that position for more than 10 years without yearly pay increase other than some rare market pay adjustment and you can “bullshit” yourself that you still love your job. Uncle8888 will have to kowtow to you. You are truly an amazing employee! …