(Closed) Does anyone do data entry?

posted 5 years ago in Career
Post # 3
2063 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@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
3769 posts
Honey bee
  • 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
7437 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

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
6830 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

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
3281 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

@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
9668 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2019

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
185 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

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
2076 posts
Buzzing bee
  • 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
619 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

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
407 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

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
71 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

@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
407 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

@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 # 16
708 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

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!

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