I think many people hate work because they are forced to do what they don't like to make a living. They feel trapped and are wasting their lives. Since they do this for money, naturally they wish for money without "work". Lying by the pool or sunbathing may be a dream for some but the thought of it bores me and is even scary if I had to do that, sort of the same way people feel about work. Most people look forward to retirement to escape working life. I haven't followed the usual life pattern, weaving in various levels and intensities of work and what are considered retirement activities in my life and I don't plan a retirement. Rather, I've had semi reitements and I always have interests to pursue. I can't stop learning.
People alive need to be active, physically and mentally, with rhythm. There are many productive activities people enjoy and will rather do than being idle.
The thing is to separate the need of money from prefered activities, or life's "work" or calling, or mission. By "LOA", we can be provided for and be free to pursue our life purposes. Of course, many have found financial rewards with what they love to do. For them, work is happiness, an important part of their lives.