We've all heard the expression the grass is always greener on the other side. The way I see it, although the grass may be greener, if you look closely enough you'll probably see crab grass, dandelions, mushrooms or dog crap.
1) people with short commutes,
2) people who love their jobs and are truly passionate about what they do, and most importantly,
3) lottery winners.
Instead of wasting my mental energy sitting and seething, I should be spending this time
1) being thankful I have a job,
2) focusing on the good points of my job, and
3) looking for a new job.
So when you're feeling like things could not possibly be worse, or that no one has ever experienced anything as horrible as you are currently experiencing, look around. Most often you'll see that you fit somewhere in the middle.
(And for the record, I really do need to get a new job, so if anyone knows of a high paying / short hours job, please get in touch with me!)