My day in a nutshell...
Roll into the local market around 8am. Do a bit of off the cuff shopping. Pick out things that will pair well with the already menu'd items.
Be to the kitchen by 9. Set up my salad bar, make fresh soup (or heat up the soup made yesterday to serve today) and get my lunch special together. Lunch is served at 11.
By noon I am well into getting dinner worked out. Prep done for tomorrow. Finish getting my dessert put together. Dinner isn't served till 5 so most days I slip out for an hour or so.
Serve dinner at 5 and hit the road by 5:10. Unless it is Friday, then I am rolling out by noon because there is no dinner service.
I cook for 22 college sorority ladies, 6 days a week. But my Friday nights and Saturday nights are completely free. Lots of good tunes. I see my "boss" every 3 or 4 weeks. I write a weekly menu that features really anything I want. They hired me 2 dishwashers to come in and wash up all the dishes every day.
Did I mention I have a giant picture window overlooking the backyard at this sorority house?
Life does NOT suck here on my sliver of earth.