Aladdin had it easy. Find the magic lamp, free the genie, and live like a prince for the rest of your life. Ali Baba learned the magic words and stole a king’s ransom from other thieves. So much hard work ruined!
Not honest work, perhaps, but hard nonetheless. Your group of thieves, and the rest of the Forty, are in the serious profession of stealing whatever gold and jewelry you can get your hands on.