The wise Rudyard Kipling wrote the following lines in his poem "If":
If you can fill the unforgiving minute With sixty seconds’ worth of distance run, Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it, And—which is more—you’ll be a Man, my son!
This is not only applicable to men, of course. It counts for girls alike. Our lives are so ridiculously short that we cannot actually afford to waste a great percentage of our limited time doing stuff we hate or which is simply meaningless.
Work as a learning environment
Every day at work we experience new opportunities to learn, about our co-workers, our field of work, ourselves. We learn how to stay motivated, how to motivate others, how to accomplish tasks as a team.
Everything we learn gives us more tools to be creative with. Every factoid we pick up during the day can be combined with all our already existing knowledge to form something new. This amazing process can be set in motion while executing other less intellectually demanding tasks.
So there really does not have to be an empty meaningless moment in your day, no matter what your official job description. So if you define "work" as doing things you loathe in order to make a living, this has just become a thing of the past. Always remember to learn and be kind to and interested in those around you. You'll never be bored again as long as you can keep this up.