I work in IT. I like computers, I'm good at them and I earn good money. No complaints there.
However, the business I work in does some amazing civil engineering work. Proper massive projects involving building huge square mile plants or incredibly clever underground workings or repairing massive 90km long victorian underground aqueducts which I find incredibly interesting. Way more interesting that the work I do.
If I'm in a meeting room discussing IT stuff and there's diagrams of pipework on the walls, that's it, I'm a waste of space. I'll stand there pointing at it saying 'look! They're building a site that turns twenty tons of shit into electricity every day!' then all the other geeks finger their pencils nervously and avoid eye contact (although since I'm now so far removed from actual IT, it's usually some of the directors who think I'm going mad).
So, civil engineers. Tell me your life is hell and it's the worst trade ever, or at least tell me of some amazing engineering projects you're involved in that will get me all hot and excited.