The Uruguayan, who replaced Paolo di Canio in October, is keen for the Black Cats to return to winning ways having picked up just one point from their last four games
Poyet, who was appointed in October, saw his reign at the Stadium of Light start brightly as the Black Cats posted home wins over Newcastle United and Manchester City.
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"Is it enjoyable? No, I can tell you it's not, but I don't think everybody gets a job and tries to enjoy the job," the 46-year-old said.
"That's a dream job. That's what I have said to the players: You want to play football? Yes. You want to earn money? Yes.
"Have you got a lovely place to train? Yes. Then you are lucky because you are enjoying your life.
"But at the moment, no, I am not really enjoying my life. But it's the way it is. I am trying to make sure I can enjoy it in a few weeks' time, that would be nice."
Poyet will hope his side return to winning ways when they visit West Ham on Saturday.