What is the best english adjective to identify a job in which you always do the same things over and over and so eventually get bored from it?

I read somewhere the sentence "I have a plain job", "I am doing a plain work"...do these sentences mean what I am searching for?

Or is there another better adjective? I don't like "boring" because it already identifies your final state, after you have experience in the job. Maybe at the start you found it amazing because it is something new...so I think "boring" is not the best word.

edit: maybe "static" would do?

  • Tedious, unexciting, uninteresting, repetitive, monotonous, dull. – ba_ul Aug 27 '14 at 20:18

If you felt you were getting nothing out of the job, you could describe it as being uninspiring. If the work itself was so repetitive that it was making you bored of it maybe you could describe it as being tedious.

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Merriam Webster's second definition

  • menial: used to describe boring or unpleasant work that does not require special skill and usually does not pay much money

A job could be menial.

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There must be a lot of it around.

mundane [Google Dictionary]:

adjective 1.

lacking interest or excitement; dull.

"his mundane, humdrum existence"

synonyms: humdrum, dull, boring, tedious, monotonous, tiresome, wearisome, prosaic, unexciting, uninteresting, uneventful, unvarying, unvaried, unremarkable, repetitive, repetitious, routine, ordinary, everyday, day-to-day, quotidian, run-of-the-mill, commonplace, common, workaday, usual, pedestrian, customary, regular, normal;

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Consider uninteresting, it describes the task rather than your reaction to the task. The task cannot generate or sustain a worker's enthusiasm.

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  • It is the same of "boring": maybe at the start you find it interesting because it is something new. But doing it for months will make it boring. – user1610075 Aug 27 '14 at 20:07
  • We must distinguish the task from your reaction to it. The task may be intrinsically dull from the start, but you only realize it much later. – Gary's Student Aug 27 '14 at 20:10

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