Living a happy life is living for meaning other than materialistic goods. I'm contempt with my life because I have OTHER things going on (loved ones, hobbies etc)
I may be a bitch, but I'm happy. You wont be happy too unless you live for the things that really matter.
Also, employers don't "own" me. I don't know what it's like in america, but I'm living a comfy life in bongland. I spent a couple years jumping from job to job until I found one that I enjoy doing, so it's really not a chore for me. I even got to work the night shift for extra money, which is actually a bonus for me since I've always been an insomniac with a fucked sleep schedule anyway.
I know this is probably a bait post, but oh well, responding to things like this is fun anyway.