I still have mixed feelings about Buddhist monks. Some of them are deeply religious and seemingly devoted to what they believe in, while others chat with on their mobiles, smoke and ride about on motorbikes.
Monks seldom work, and if they do - its mostly for purpose of the monastery. If the same monastery has to be built, it is usually done with the hands of a local community.
They make their living gathering alms.
As one inhabitant of Myanmar said, "If everybody becomes a monk - who will build roads and houses, plant and process rice? Who will work? Who will make children?"
On a boat from Mandalay to Bagan, I've seen two of the types - two young guys were comfortably sitting in a front of the boat, VIP spot, their legs on the chair. And elder monk at the same time was sitting on the floor together with all other people.