Unfortunately, the jobs that are the most challenging are also the ones that demand the most skills and work ethic. That's why clerical pays less than management or administrative. You do realize that a job with less responsibility and more flexibility are the less important jobs, and the ones that have workers that are more 'interchangeable', don't you? 'Work ethic' or more exactly 'lack of work ethic' is why you can't get those low responsibility, flexible hours jobs like telcom rep anymore here in the US - these jobs have gone to where people are happy to work hard and work within the constraints of today's business models, such as work hours based upon OTHER PEOPLE'S NEEDS and job conditions based on the JOB AT HAND. Fast food chains offer the most flexible jobs, with the least responsibility, and brain surgeon requires the most responsibility and least flexible hours - and tho you could argue that both jobs are the same (service, dealing with people, using cutting utensils) they are very different. That's why the fry cook at McD get $6/hr and the surgeon gets $5,000. True, the surgeon has amore pressured work environment, but he also gets REWARDED for his energy.