Fabulous question Kevin! But I gotta tell ya, Since my mentor asked me to begin to write the book of positive aspects about my current job, which I had much difficulty with from the beginning, I have found ways to appreciate the not so good and it has really helped make a complete 180! So as much as I would like to answer your question directly, I have to opt for taking a different viewpoint! There is just so much more of upside than remembering the way it used to be!
I remember it well. It was the same day I discovered "debt". Before I accumulated any debt my job was great and I loved going to work every day. After "plastic" entered my life the job became so intertwined with the debt load I was carrying that it also became a burden. Too bad though.....I really miss those days!
I have had a love/hate relationship with my job since I started as a social worker 14 years ago. Some days it's so hard to make it through the day, but other days miracles happen. No job is perfect all the time.