Hard Work Vs Just Working Hard

When people talk of “hard work” they mean low pay, long hours and poor conditions. In my opinion if you work a physical job and do at least 8 hours a day that counts as hard work (even if only 2-3 days a week) but most Kiwis think that hard work is a job with shitty conditions and an asshole boss. You have to suffer and secretly despise your existence for it to count as “hard work”. We need to rethink this mentality.