My boss gave me the task of taking a page of text and rewriting it to have different words while keeping the same theme and meaning. The rewritten text would be passed around to other people within the company, so he wanted me to do an especially good job of making the text unique without straying too far away from what the original intended to say. In order to save time on the task, I used an online paraphrase tool that touted the ability to take any form of text and produce something that would be thematically similar but virtually different.
The tool put out a surprisingly well done page of text, and my boss was pleased with it. He was so pleased that he asked me to do the same thing again, but with a longer document. He had a 10 page document that he wanted rewritten. I was starting to wonder how many old documents did he really have in storage that he wanted to be turned into new documents. If I were doing this all of my own without the aid of the tool, then I would be pretty annoyed with the tasks that were given to me.
Although I’m getting tired of having to rewriting old documents for my boss, it’s some of the easiest work that I’ve ever gotten from him. He’s even talked about giving me an extra bonus for completing the tasks for him. It takes very little effort to use and the results are produced in a quick time frame. I’m not going to tell the boss that I’m using the tool, because he would probably start using it himself and would go back to handing me more difficult tasks to complete, which would be a lot more stressful for me. Not to mention, I’d lose that bonus.