Not all k-drama heroines work three part-time jobs delivering fried chicken until there"s a chaebol who marries them and rescues them from a life of drudgery. Lately more k-drama heroines have been portrayed as having real jobs where they are at least sometimes respected and earn a living wage.
A few also work in the arts or at crafts, making a living with what they can create.
A good example is Jung Yu Mi"s character in "Discovery of Love." Her character, woodworker Han Yeo Reum, does not just whittle away at sticks but designs furniture for architectural firms. And despite her slender frame, she is not shy about using saws or other sharp-edged power equipment to craft the perfect piece of furniture.
Like Han Yeo Reum, Son Ye Jin"s character in "Personal Taste" was also often covered in sawdust and wore work goggles