They are not bad. Its only because you think its bad. All jobs have their good and bad things associated with them. For instance, a roofing job may be difficult, and you could slip off a roof, but the pay is really good. And there are safety equipment that you can use. An office job may not pay that well if you are at the bottom. But, you also have to earn that position by studying, having experience, etc, etc. I paint houses, which is a physical job, and I buy and trade coins, which is a desk job. And so, I understand both worlds. I use my degree for my buying and selling. And for my painting, I have had many years of experience. And so I contract the jobs instead of working for someone else. And that translates to lots of $$ in the real world.