The occasional hour of data entry was sometimes a welcome relief at my old job. Crank up a good Spotify playlist, and have an hour mind break while still being productive. I suppose it was a soothing downtime work… requirement? Haha.
Also, if you have to use that same data later on, it’s nice to have done it yourself and know it’s good quality work as opposed to banging your head against the computer when your Stata code fails for the 34th time in a row due to misspelled text.