I love my job and am super glad I did it. I'm 1/3 owner of an all CRNA practice group. We don't have OR politics. The two general surgeons who I work with regularly are good friends of mine, the rotating specialty surgeons never mess with us. I do two week rotations of bread and butter cases and it gets kinda boring, but I'm off by 3PM, no nights, no weekends or holidays. Then I do a two week rotation of being on call 24/7, but no scheduled cases. I only average 21 hours of work/week when on call, but it's a lot of fun. I get to go to a lot of trauma cases, emergent OB and C-sections & do critical care (usually writing vent orders for the IM and family practice docs) and pain management consulting. Then I'm off for two weeks and the rotation repeats. I live in northern Wisconsin near a gorgeous & friendly lake town, have a house on the lake, 80 acres of hunting land. It's an outdoor recreation lovers dream.
Our practice has one absurdly well compensated part time employee, a single mom who does our billing and record keeping from a lap top in her kitchen. I'm VERY well compensated.