Ha, I can see I totally muddied the waters of this poll with my hypothetical decade. As things stand, it seems that tedious job/positive workplace is the winner, which I can sort of understand but still surprises me. I put the poll up because I'm a little unsure myself which I'd prefer. I voted interesting job/negative workplace, but that's probably assuming I had a solid social circle happening elsewhere. I find that negative things said to me by someone ultimately need to be countered by positive things said to me by someone else. I can't seem to fully negate them solo. Or I can't fully negate their emotional impact, anyway, even if that impact is just pissiness. I don't have much of a problem with negating the intellectual content of their negativity. If that makes sense.
But I don't handle tedium well. Especially that form of tedium in which I'm still required to concentrate.