You're being extremely obnoxious even by asking this question. Hard work is not a matter of how much they work doing their jobs, it's the amount of work that they put in in order to get their jobs. Dishwashers, coal miners, and farm workers don't need much to get a job. Medical school is hard work, law school is hard work, college is hard work. Dishwashers are in their positions because they have to be. They either didn't put effort into getting a better job or they are stuck with that job because they never had a chance. To ask this type of question just shows how naive you truly are. @Bev Your son in law isn't making $4000 dollars a day because he's a bad plumber. It's because he's experienced and just why is he experienced, because he worked to learn how to be a good plumber. You may have degrees, but may I ask, just what those degrees are for?