Thanks Bob, I'm looking forward to meeting you as well.
Truthfully, when I got this job they told me I'd have a lot of free time and I said, "that's ok, I've got hobbies!" It's a small family office, the work is minimal, I answer phone calls and input data. And I have gotten a raise believe it or not!
But I do see your point as well...
Honestly, I'm cultivating my true interests here on APUG and elsewhere with photography, and I'm taking very real steps to make it my real work. Gearing up for grad school and doing free-lance and pro-bono stuff on the side.
I refuse to exert my life's energy in pursuits that I don't really care about, that only equate to "making a living".
Ok, but enough about me.