Definition: boring, tedious, menial work

Examples:

  • Some people think a lawyer’s workday is filled with dramatic courtroom moments. In reality, however, much of a lawyer’s day is filled with scut work — reading long documents, going to boring meetings, and doing paperwork.
  • Even the most advanced, forward-thinking projects involve lots of scut work. The results may be glamorous and impressive, but the actual work involved is not.

About Matt Krause

Matt began his professional life as an import buyer, and since 2006 has been teaching companies how to connect with their investors and clients better. His clients work in Istanbul, Bucharest, and Sofia for companies like Allianz, 3M, P&G, Citibank, and Reckitt Benckiser. He also walked across Turkey and wrote a book about it.