Sounds like the result of hating your job and associating the music with that. When I was working in a movie theater the general manager had Linda Ronstadt's CDs with the Nelson Riddle Orchestra playing nonstop. I still love those albums despite not listening to any other big band music that I can think of.
Please try the records that those CD's were based on--the incomparable Ella Fitzgerald doing the American songbook with arrangements, and conducting, by Nelson Riddle. There will never be greater.