I'm doing alright...
Everyone in my family has come down with that rather nasty flu that seems to be going around. Of course, nobody listens to me... nobody takes my advice of drinking lots of tea, doing yoga, meditation, etc., seriously. So, I alone remain healthy and unaffected by this illness while everyone else suffers from it. I used to get annoyed that people wouldn't listen to me and would continue on the path that lead them to more suffering, but these days I just try to let it go.
I too have had times where I've slacked in my practice. At those times I find myself slipping, I notice my mind isn't as clear, I'm quicker to anger and generally unhappier. The newness of meditation wore off for me a very long time ago, now days I keep it up because it makes me a better person. Still have a lot of improvement to do to that end, but I'm working on it, a bit at a time.
As for jobs... I kind of take a different view on that these days. I've had the chance to work lots of different jobs and slaved away for years, also owned/ran my own small businesses at times. I sacrificed a lot just to make more money over the years. I've come to the conclusion that the extra money sometimes isn't worth it. Living the good life doesn't mean being a millionaire or being super successful. Really, I'd rather work an honest job and have more time for my practice, and try to live a good life rather than strive for money or status. That said, if you're unhappy with your present job it's never too late for a career change.
"Of all tyrannies, a tyranny exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It may be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end, for they do so with the approval of their own conscience." -- C. S. Lewis