Not sure if you are giving ME or HP advice there, but if you are giving it to me you are so far off the mark as to be in a different country. I have had great bosses, and some real poor ones. I learned from both and it made me a great manager.
The behaviour, attitude to work etc of this poster, as demonstrated by many many posts, over a few years leads me to believe that he may be a little challenging as an employee.
Again, of everyone has 'fun' jobs, many people just do the best they can, with what is available, work is work......you go, do your best, make the best of it, get paid and live your life with the money you get.
Oh - oops! Got names mixed up, sorry about that.
IDK. We all have a different idea of what is fun, and I think what we find fun is what we're most likely cut out to do well. For the first time in my entire life, I'm having fun at my job. I had to take a pay cut to do it - but I'm working as a nurse manager at a nursing home. Most people would not have any fun whatsoever doing this, but it is just my cup of tea and I enjoy it more than anythiing I've ever done. I regret all the years I spent holding back on my goal of getting into management, as it turns out I'm excellent at it BECAUSE it's what I enjoy.
I'd rather be good at my job and have fun at it, plus when you're good at something and having fun at it you're much more likely to continue to go up in that direction. Now I realize I'd probably make a great Director of Nursinig, and that appears to be the direction I will go - maybe the original poster will find something higher up and better paying in the areas that he finds enjoyable.
We only live once and how do you want to spend your life - just trudging through day after day, miserable, making ends meet or meeting each day with excitement and joy? JMHO
I, too, found every manager I ever had to be difficult. Turns out I just had authority issues. I don't like being told what to do, especially by certain types of people. Now that I've learned to keep my mouth shut, my authority issues no longer get in the way of me doing a good job.