"They want someone who's bright but doesn't mind doing a mundane job."
Well hey, this has my name written all over it. A quick glance at my recent resumé will show that I eat mundanity for breakfast, lunch and supper, as well as imbibing it for elevenses with a chocolate biscuit. And do I ever complain about it? Do I? Complain? Ever?
(Er...my LiveJournal doesn't count, OK?)