First, do not take yourself seriously, do not take on a rigid, demanding approach or demeanor over this. Laugh at it, even if you have to force a laugh, just to break that rigidity. The first step is to NOT take yourself seriously, or the job so seriously that you are focusing on what is not quite right about it.
At a new job it is not uncommon to be given menial work and float around for a bit, as other people need to adjust also and get things in order so that you can begin to take the more serious tasks on. Just put this out of your mind, have the only condition for the job be that it is tolerable for right now.
Now, a guaranteed way to quickly move up in the hierarchy within a company both interpersonally and in terms of the tasks and position you have there, is to do your best at whatever task they give you, and never question why it was given to you, EVER. Never complain that a task does not match your skill set... new employees in a sense have no skill set, regardless of their experience, this is something you demonstrate at work when given different tasks.
The boss or people in charge are looking for people who:
Do not shift blame, but take immediate responsibility and are not afraid to admit a mistake, instead working immediately to correct the mistake. Mistakes are inevitable, it is how you handle them that is important and builds TRUST.
Avoid all forms of drama, gossip, having talking circles out by the smoker's area about what everybody hates about their job that day, do not entertain any form of ruminating on why the job is bad or not as good as it could be, this guarantees a stagnant position in the company.
Do not bring other people's mistakes to the attention of the boss, EVER. Even in the event that you might be perceived as the one who made the mistake when you didn't, if you find yourself in a position to fix the mistake without telling anybody that it was not your mistake, then you start to move in to the true alpha level of employee. The fact is, eventually people will naturally learn that you fixed a problem when it wasn't even your fault, and didn't even complain about it. This will get you a raise or better position in the company like nothing else will.
Treat every task as though it is equally the most important task there is, do everything as best you can, and remember, do NOT take yourself seriously, that is what you want other people to do, when we do that ourselves we prevent them from doing it, and we undermine ourselves and the social connections suffer.
Do not think beyond these immediate rules or commandments, do not think "I will do this for 6 months like this but after that I will demand more." I cannot stress enough how damaging and counterproductive it is to take oneself too seriously or to be rigid and conditional in your behavior. Always be professional, polite, do not gossip or point out others' mistakes - that is the hallmark of a quality employee that they will want to compensate better to make sure they stay with the compnany. When we first start a job, we are always a nobody, it doesn't matter who you were when you first walked in. If you can remain humble and professional and easy to manage from a managerial perspective then you will catch the attention of the executives or bosses of the company.
You have to operate on faith, ignore the ego, and be an ideal employee to the best of your ability. If you can do that, you will not have to ever ask for a raise, and you will liklely be given privledges within the company that others will not be given.