scut work

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Noun1.scut work - trivial, unrewarding, tedious, dirty, and disagreeable chores; "the hospital hired him to do scut work"
chore, job, task - a specific piece of work required to be done as a duty or for a specific fee; "estimates of the city's loss on that job ranged as high as a million dollars"; "the job of repairing the engine took several hours"; "the endless task of classifying the samples"; "the farmer's morning chores"
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As the Ninth Seat she was probably bringing in the coffee and doing the scut work but it is another link to be exploited.
Only 20 percent said they had too much scut work, and 22 percent reported no menial work at all.
I'd say by eliminating all the scut work, we are probably still getting the same amount of education in the operating room and didactic teaching.
volunteer, yea; not till she is done recruiting for the scut work that
If the Super Bowl volunteers are given scut work, kept in the parking lot furthest away from the venue, and treated badly, exploitation might come to mind.
Doing the scut work of infant care: Does religiousness encourage father involvement?
Some physicians may think these tasks are just scut work, but they are essential to developing a safe, efficient high-reliability organization (HRO) that can avoid catastrophe in a real crisis or emergency.