Post # 1
Do you like it? Since I got laid off, I’ve been searching for any job that will at least pay me the same as I was making or more.
And my cousin told me about a job opening for a data entry position. This position will be $10 to $13 an hour depending on experience. I’m hoping to get $13 since my last job, I made around $10 to $11 an hour. So if I manage to get this data entry job at $13 an hour, I’ll be making more money than I was before! Not a lot more but hey, every little bit helps.
But my SO keeps warning me that it will be very boring. I’ve never done data entry before but my last position was a marketing specialist for a small real estate company. And I know how to use Excel. My cousin seems to think I have a good shot at getting this job.
SO thinks I won’t like data entry and he may be right. But I like the idea of having a job that’s not stressful. My last job was stressful and I constantly felt a little unprepared, all the time. My former boss would ask me to do stuff that I felt was not in my job description, stuff that I didn’t feel qualified to do.
So honestly, I really hope I get this data entry job. It would be easy. Safe. I could go home every day, feeling satisfied and secure in the knowledge that I’m doing a good job.
So ladies, I’m asking you. Are you in data entry? Do you like it? Why or why not? Help me to get a better sense of what data entry is like.
Post # 3
@LadyBlackheart: I liked data entry for just the reason you mentioned – low stress. However, I only did it for about 2 months before I got another offer and moved on. Not sure if I would have lasted much longer? I still liked it when I left.
Post # 4
- Wedding: August 2013 - Brookfield Zoo
I don’t see a reason not to try it out, especially if you are looking for a job now.. there is nothing wrong with taking a job and continuing to look for something else if you don’t end up enjoying it.
Post # 5
Maybe you’ll love it, maybe you’ll hate it, but it’s better to have some money coming in than not. You might as well apply.
Post # 6
I do data entry more or less, but my job is also stressful. I work in the healthcare industry for the insurance part. With Healthcare reform looming 1/1 we are super busy and have to keep relearning rules and how to’s for groups that are renewing their insurance.
I wouldn’t say my job is boring, though somedays it can become stagnant if doing the same thing over and over again.
I like my job for the most part, considering I am trained for like 3 different departments/areas. I don’t care for management at the moment but that is a whole another story in it’s own.
Post # 7
@elysion: +1! There’s no reason not to try it out!
I did data entry as a part of a job once, and it wasn’t so bad, especially because I plugged headphones into the computer and listened to music or to Netflix, lol. Without the distraction, I probably would have been pretty bored, but I am really easily bored anyway.
Post # 8
My last job was data entry in the finance department at a large corporation, I was a casual employee and studying full time. I LOVED it, although filing (which I also did) was really tedious. It was a step in the right direction, working in the field I want to be working in.
Post # 9
I did once; I did not really like it, but I was happy to have a job. I found it borning and I do not type well. I am also not used to environments where I have little control over my own time and I found that frustrating. It is the type of job you can stop thinking about from the time you leave until the time your next shift starts, which is nice. There were also people who started in data entry and moved up into supervisor positions (and so made more money), if you would be interested in doing that. Best of luck!
Post # 10
- Wedding: June 2014 - British Columbia
Will it be boring? Yes. But hey, most jobs require some form of data entry anyway — a resume building opportunity. I used to work as a Compliance Analyst in Anti-Money Laundering. We would input customers’ information before sending it off to the appropriate regulatory bodies.
Here’s how I survived.
Lots of music using headphones.
Post # 11
My job is all data entry, all the time, and I love it. I have a numbers brain, though, so I think that helps because I tend to find patterns in the numbers.
Go for the job! You never know, you might be able to advance within the company.
Post # 12
I do data entry, I work at home though, which is amazing. I make about 38k a year right now. I’ve been with the company almost 3 years.
We have hourly line quotas to reach, usually I will double my daily quota in a few hours, then spend some time cleaning my house, doing laundry or prepping dinner haha.
I love my job, it’s easy, stress free, plus I don’t have to wear pants if I don’t want to since I’m at home! Hahah.
Post # 13
@iiiEllie: How do you go about finding a job like that? Currently I commute about 3 hours total a day… having some health concerns (MS) I REALLY need to find a way to cut down on this time… but the jobs in my new (very small) town are factory jobs which I’m not qualified for! I have a lot of background in administrative stuff… would love to find something I can do from home, but no idea where to start. So many sites out there are scams these days!
Post # 14
@kw948103: I actually worked in office for almost a year until I got the idea to ask if I could just work from home.. And they were completely open to it, now all of the data entry staff have the option to work at home after 3 months of training in office.
Post # 15
You guys are making me feel so much better about this! I’ve already applied for the data entry position and now I’m just waiting to hear back. I really hope I get it. I need to start making money before November ends and my unemployment benefits will only last me 18 weeks. I’m on my second week now. :/
And honestly, a low-stress job like data entry sounds like heaven to me right now. I really, really hope I get it. Sigh. Fingers crossed! Think good thoughts for me please! 🙂
Post # 16
In my job now, I do some data entry, but it isn’t the main part of my job at all.
One summer during college, I worked at Monster.com and all I did was data entry. It KILLED me, it was so boring. Yes, it’s low stress, but it literally doesn’t require to use your brain AT ALL..which for me, is the worst characteristic of a job. It was the easiest job I’ve ever had and also the worst. It’s mind-numbing, so just prepared for that.
The jobs do pay well, though! I think that summer I made like $18/hour, which for a college student, is GOLD. So good luck!