Times are tough and the lizards that run the workplace have worked overtime to make you believe that their verbal beatings and clubbings are part of the ritual of the workplace. Bullshit! If you can't find some humor or joy in your job you need to get the hell out! Granted, work is not supposed to a non stop party but if your job is sucking the life out of you, make it your job to find a new job. The stress is taking years off your life. I know it isn't easy to find the way out but if it were easy, everybody would have a pony. Good luck and good hunting.