I am so glad that I don't work in a high position....I used to work in the Export customer service department for a pharmaceutical company and handled 16 accounts.....it sucked me dry! On top of the workload, we had a high turnover of managers (6 in the 4 years I was there), no perks, and crazy politics.
I am now an executive assistant for the same company, different department, and happy as can be! I watch others run around to all day meetings, after hours conference calls, missing their kids games, and other important events....it's sad.
Like I tell my boss (who is supportive): this job is just to pay the bills, my art is my passion and is what defines me. If he ever leaves, I'm screwed!