I don't know what to do with my job. I've been working about 9-10 months at this job, and they recently moved me into a new position after having me sit around bored for quite a while.
I understand the basics of it, but the job is data entry, but for critical, critical information. I'm supposed to read and understand the documents, but I just find the job so completely boring and unfulfilling. I just find myself not able to work for hours at a time. I've been sitting here at my desk since 9 pm, wanting to get caught up before our 8 am meeting. It's 1 am. I'm tired, I hate this. I moved 2,000 miles from home, from everyone I knew, a week and a half after getting this job offer because I needed a job, this job is just so utterly draining and I can't concentrate on it.
I've got a bachelor's degree, I want to be a researcher (I didn't have the money to apply to get into grad school after I graduated college) and I'm stuck 2,000 miles from anyone I've ever known, alone, for almost a year, now putting documents into a computer. It takes time, I have to concentrate on it, and it is so utterly tedious.
I should be happy for having a job in this economy, but I work long hours (I used to work longer, originally they wanted me in 6-7 days a week, sometimes staying until 8 pm). and I'm just tired. Especially of this part of the position. I just want to pack up my stuff, so many times and start driving away from this city. I hate being so alone. I never meet people - I don't know any spots, I try to find clubs and all that, but I'm always so tired and drained. My apartment is a mess because I never find time to clean because every moment I'm not working I'm trying to dull the pain of having to be at work so much, and so far from everyone.
I'm falling apart and I just don't know what to do
I need money, I mean, I have a car payment, student loans, but I'm just so tired. I don't do anything to get out of my situation, I feel hopeless. I want to quit, I'm so utterly depressed by this. I was less sad working at a Dominoes pizza after graduation, than I am here. I am paid alright, too (40k/yr), but this job requires concentration on tasks I can't, there's no creativity. It's the utter absence of creativity.
I need help, I desperately need help
EDIT: I want to mention, more coherently, I was a good student. I worked in a research lab too. I just, this job has no interest to me. There's no fit with my skills. It's like the opposite of my skills job. Entirely rote, but not the rote you can just turn your brain off. It's rote WHILE REQUIRING YOU to know about the document. Not to mention the archaic system that the boss won't allow changing despite the fact that it makes no sense and has had like three or four people customize it. I need to get out of here.