degrading/lowly, servile, servant
1.lowly and sometimes degrading: menial work.
2.servile; submissive: menial attitudes.
3.pertaining to or suitable for domestic servants; humble: menial furnishings.
4.a domestic servant.
5.a servile person.
Menial jobs are available, but without a financialimperative few will take them.
Blacks were limited to menial service jobs witha few working for the post office.
Not so long ago, executives would do meaningfulgreen jobs for menial pay.
He cut off ties with his parents and took a seriesof menial jobs while pursuing his hobby ofcollecting streetcar transfers.
In Japan, apprentices may spend two or threeyears doing menial kitchen tasks, then learningto make sushi rice.