Whether or not you're excited about the actual work that you do, showing up to work every day is much more tolerable when you feel respected by your employer. And the difference between a decent job and a terrible one often hinges on the behavior of the higher-ups.
In a popular Reddit thread, someone asked: "They say 'people don't leave bad jobs, they leave bad bosses.' What made you leave?"
1.) From Holycowmotherofgod:
I had a boss who would scream in my face so often, I started to strategize how I would handle it when she finally hauled off and hit me. She never did, but she did eventually lose her job after being accused of domestic abuse.
2.) From [deleted]:
I had been running the restaurant for weekend nights for 3 years. These were not easy shifts ... 5pm - 3am. Still, I was a night owl and it was my pleasure.
I took some days off and went to a hot spring with my now wife. Upon driving home I noticed my leg hurt and within 2r hours was in the hospital for an infection that would take 3 antibiotics at once to deal with.