Data entry tops the list of the most boring jobs, according to a survey by Thirty-nine percent of respondents said data entry jobs — which typically include reporting, lead generation research, customer relationship management, and database updating — are their most boring day-to-day tasks at work.

Writing and customer service tasks are the second-most boring jobs, cited by 22% of the survey respondents.

On the other hand, design ranks as the most fun and exciting task with 49% ranking design as their favorite task.

“Our global survey offers valuable insights for businesses looking to improve their work environments and increase productivity,” said Marko Zitko, communications manager at “By delegating monotonous tasks like data entry to on-demand freelancers, companies can free up their in-house employees to focus on more engaging work that they enjoy doing. By eliminating the burden of repetitive tasks and administrative work, workplaces can create a more dynamic and enjoyable workplace for everyone involved.”

According to the report, the leading cause of boredom among 38% of workers is the repetition of tasks. While 30% of workers find too many small tasks boring, 27% said too much administrative work causes boredom.

For the report, surveyed 2,380 freelancers and employers across 103 countries between December 2022 and February 2023.

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