OFFICE jobs are actually more stressful and unpleasant than manual labour, research has revealed.
The Institute for Studies found that while both types of job are essentially horrible, office work is worse because you have to pretend to like it.
Professor Henry Brubaker said: “You need to feign interest in whatever tedious products or services your company is selling, whereas no one is expected to get excited about digging a hole.
“If you work in an office everyone stays late as a sly political move to achieve personal advancement, whereas with manual jobs the culture is to fuck off to the pub at the first opportunity.
“Clearly manual labour is tiring, but so is going to the gym which desk workers have to do after spending eight hours sat on their arses eating Hob Nobs in a vain attempt to fill the emptiness inside.”
Office worker Nikki Hollis said: “I do sometimes wonder why I bothered to get a load of qualifications just so that someone can tell me off for not washing up my coffee mug.
“Now I realise why your parents always tell you to do well at school. It’s because they want to keep all the cushy manual jobs for themselves.”