The point is that even if the work you’re doing is inherently mindless and brutally boring, you can invent ways to give a crap about it. Once you have, you’ll be surprised at how much faster your day goes and how much better you are at the crappy job. You never know - perhaps your stellar performance as a soil displacement specialist will earn you the responsibility of managing other soil displacement specialists. Better than that, though, is the fact that doing a great job at anything feels really good.