Charles Murray worries that we've made it too easy to be a menial worker.
People get tired of applying for menial jobs and the changes.
Or refusing to take on menial work, such as working in a café for example, and instead whining at your parents to pay your rent?
Prosperity created a situation familiar to Americans and Northern Europeans: some jobs became too menial for Russians.
Although I hated the menial tasks the job required, it gave me a window into the power of local government.
I am sensible of both—command me the most menial services, I will do all—nay, take my life; but, oh!
The proud warriors, despising any menial employment, strutted about with lordly air.
Last week a menial carelessly knocked over one of the cages and several Fafli escaped.
Toil was unknown; the toil that we know, menial, degrading and harassing.
For a while, it would be necessary for him to do menial work, but in the end, he would establish himself among these people.
late 14c., "pertaining to a household," from Anglo-French meignial, from Old French mesnie "household," earlier mesnede, from Vulgar Latin *mansionata, from Latin mansionem "dwelling" (see mansion). Sense of "lowly, humble, suited to a servant" is recorded by 1670s.
"domestic servant," late 14c., meynyal; see menial (adj.).