A low-level employee who just makes copies and fetches everyone coffee is an example of a drudge.
To clean the house all day and do thankless menial tasks is an example of drudge.
Origin of drudge
- From Middle English druggen to labor Old English drēogan to work, suffer
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Middle English druggen, which is possibly related to Old English drēogan.