Work as it is structured in the US today is bull shite. Europeans get 6 weeks paid vacation every year. The average American is lucky if he takes one per year. Life was not meant to be slaving away for survival and neglecting the real reason we are here.
Sorry you don't enjoy your career. That must suck. I'd be a miserable fricker if I dreaded going to my job every day.
My job isn't easy and it's often very challenging but I guess that's one of the attractions for me. Plus it's sort of like a "How do they do it" or "The way things work episode" almost every day.
I can't imagine doing anything else - including retiring.