White collar jobs generally have less to do, but more responsibility. As a software engineer I can pretty easily earn an £80k salary for sitting at a desk 5 hours a day.
Blue collar jobs have more do to, but less responsiblity. As a labourer a lot is asked of me, but when I clock off it’s as if my actions have no consequence.
I have worked both types of job this year, and concluded the only way to feel free is to not have a manager.