I hate my job every day of my life. I work in the cabinetry business. I don't get paid enough, the hours are horrible. Woodworking is very tedious. It can either go very smooth or very wrong. I do however love seeing the finished product and happy customers. that is what makes it worthwhile. I would say that it probably is much easier being a carpenter if you own your own business. You control cash flows, and project outcome and aren't told what to do. It has to be a better life!