@lostrib: I believe Joel actually admits to doing shady work at some point, similar to the hunters they run into in Pittsburgh)
If you're talking about after society collapsed, then yes.
McShea came to the conclusion, in the beginning of the game when Joel came home to his daughter late at night, that he had been out doing shady work...when you clearly heard him on the phone talking to his brother about construction.
Only a McShea would come to such a knuckle headed conclusion.
Mcshea fails at gaming, he doesn't even understands games, in skyward sword he gave it a lower score because he couldn't figure out the controls, and if he can't even understand something so blatantly obvious as the fact that Joel works in construction at the beginning, well what can you expect, he is a joke. "oh no he came late from work, must be doing something shady!" (does he have a 12 yo mentality?) Because no one ever comes late from work, has McShea ever worked in anything other than writing bad reviews?