1) A person who performs hard monotonous routine work for little to no thanks.
2) A person in an insignificant subordinate position, due no respect or acknowledgement.
Roy: They have no respect for us up there. No respect whatsoever. We're all just drudgeons to them.
Moss: Yes. If there were such a thing as a drudgeon, that is what we would be to them.
Roy: It's like they're pally-wally when there's a problem with their printer, but once it's fixed...
Moss: They toss us away like yesterday's jam.