> i bet they wished they did not have to work on it!

Maybe, but it has long been accepted in this profession, as no doubt
in may others, that there are less pleasant things that nevertheless
need to be done.

Maybe here is another way in which mathematicians (and many other
academics) are special?  They are so grateful for being paid
comparatively well to spend time doing things they enjoy that they are
prepared to spend time helping out other professions for free!!