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Job options mod set

by Lamare Posted 18th Jan 2018 at 8:41 PM - Updated 21st Feb 2022 at 5:44 PM by Lamare
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This is a set of global mods that change a few things about jobs.
Some of this stuff may have been done before, like uni jobs in Inteen, as I've heard. But I love job related mods and couldn't help making them. Some of them still may be useful. Pick and choose. Separate packages should make it easier.

Mods in this set:
Updates
10 Oct 2021: YA-work-wants-fears-Better - fixed a recent mistake that might have prevented YAs from wanting to get a non-specific job
17 Sep 2021: Added career-types-mutually-satisfy-wants and updated 3 other mods
05 July 2021: One more want for YA-work-wants-fears (reach certain career level)
05.04.2019: Fixed YA-work-wants-fears to liberate wants to join specific careers
28 July 2018: Added choose-career-type+teens version and updated cheat-only version
25 June 2018: Choose-career-type: combined versions Pets-AL and added Cheat-only version
17 Feb. 2018: YA-work-wants-fears updated with new lifted want restrictions (enter career track).
Note: If you get "no more offers" message before any offers, try again right away and you'll get job offers. It may happen when you've just installed the mod or just moved in (some stuff needs time/nudge to update).


Choose part-time or full-time career type
Features & Versions (choose one):
  • choose-career-type
    • Adults, young adults and elders can choose between part-time and full-time jobs. A dialog pops up when your sim is about to use computer or paper to find a job.
    • Teens are still limited to part-time jobs.
    • Debug interaction on a newspaper provides choice as well (by Shift-click with cheats enabled). Young adults, adults and elders see both part-time and full-time menu options.
  • choose-career-type+teens
    • Sims, including teens, can choose between part-time and full-time jobs. A dialog pops up when your sim is about to use computer or paper to find a job.
    • Debug interaction on a newspaper provides choice as well (Shift-click with cheats enabled). Teens, young adults, adults and elders see both part-time and full-time menu options.
  • choose-career-type-CheatOnly
    • Normal job-seeking interaction is not modded at all.
    • Debug interaction on a newspaper (Shift-click with cheats enabled) provides both part-time and full-time options for teens, young adults, adults and elders.
Requirements:
  • Tested on UC (AL/M&G game version).
  • If your latest EP is Pets or later, it might work for you too (test in testing 'hood first just in case).
  • CheatOnly version might work on even lower game versions, but I can't test and confirm.
Compatibility:
  • All versions should be compatible with Pescado's Harder jobs and Cyjon's Job Stopinator.
  • All versions conflict with Pescado's no-age-discrimination. (Though, my mod seems to offer more options in this regard.)
  • CheatOnly version shouldn't conflict with InTeen. Other versions probably do.
  • Should be compatible with Midge's More Computer Options, if you make Midge's mod load after mine.
  • This mod may conflict with mods that override the same resources:
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Ask before promoting
Features:
  • Promotions are mostly offered instead of being pushed on sims and pets. A dialog pops up for player to accept or decline new position.
  • Regular promotion offer for job performance:
    • By default, the chance of getting it is 100%, provided sims qualify for the next level, but it can be altered with lower promotion chance mod.
  • Promotions on special occasions:
    • When a random boss's cousin promises promotion (networking bonus), after the next work day, sims are presented with an offer.
    • When a colleague pulls some strings (good relationships or love?), sims get an offer.
  • Better promotion deal:
    • Sims have a 40% chance of getting second offer, after they decline the first one, provided they qualify and have good job performance.
    • Better promotion deal takes sims to even higher position (skip level), but never to the top.
  • Goes without offering:
    • all kinds of penalties, demotions, firings;
    • promotions caused by chance cards.
  • This mod applies to full-time, part-time and pet career tracks.
Versions (choose one):
  • ask-before-promotion
  • ask-before-promotion-NoDeal - this one doesn't have a better promotion deal, in case you don't want it.
Requirements:
  • Requires Apartment Life or Mansions and Gardens
Compatibility:
  • Should be compatible with Pescado's Harder jobs and Cyjon's Job Stopinator.
  • May conflict with Pescado's jobfixes. Looks like it's for OFB jobs. Haven't played them much, so don't know what is wrong with them and what jobfixes fix.
  • This mod may conflict with mods that use the same resources:
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Jobs in University 'hood
Features:
  • Sims and pets can work while being in university 'hood.
    • Sims from teen to elder, including young adults, can find a job on computer and newspaper.
    • Sims can find a job for their cats and dogs living with them on campus.
  • The game processes jobs properly on University lots (for example, checks for being late) and shows you job-related notifications.
  • Working sims and/or pets get carpool to work.
  • 2021 update: sims may look for jobs on non-livable lots. Example: go to a community work center and use a computer to find a job you wouldn't find at home - the list of available jobs would be different.
Versions (choose one):
  • jobs-in-uni-for-all - for sims and pets
  • jobs-in-uni-only-sims - for people only
  • jobs-in-uni-only-pets - for animals only
Requirements:
  • Requires Apartment Life or Mansions and Gardens
Compatibility:
  • Probably conflicts with InTeen.
  • This mod may conflict with mods that use the same resources:
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Young adults want and fear work
Features:
  • Young adults can have wishes and fears about work: find a job, go to work, get a promotion, etc.
Versions (choose one):
  • YA-work-wants-fears
    • Basic old version, I leave it here just in case.
  • YA-work-wants-fears-Better
    • Young adults may want to find a job only if their interest in work is higher then in school and entertainment, OR if they have less then §100 in funds. Thus, fewer students want to get a job, and it makes more sense now.
    • Working sims may want to find another career, if their job performance is poor (not only young adults). Makes for a better story: sometimes people want to change careers, and that's fine.
Requirements:
  • Requires any EP from Nightlife or higher (but I only tested on UC).
Compatibility:
  • Conflicts with a couple of parts of Pescado's wfsanity, which may be resolved by load order (post #83)
  • This mod may conflict with mods that use the same resources:
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Part & full time careers mutually satisfy wants
Features & Versions:
  • career-types-mutually-satisfy-wants
    • Getting a part-time job satisfies a want to get a full-time job in a corresponding career and vice versa - getting a full-time job satisfies a want to get a part-time job in a corresponding career. Only works for maxis careers, because I had to go by individual IDs.
    • To complement this feature, get choose-career-type from above so that everybody can choose between part-time and full-time jobs.
Requirements:
  • Requires Apartment Life or Mansions & Gardens
Compatibility:
  • Doesn't conflict with Lazy Duchess' job reject anymore
  • This mod may conflict with other mods that override the same resources:

See also: related mods

Additional Credits:
The Sims 2 team, SimPE team, MTS & Wiki, and also lientebollemeis and LilSister for testing and feedback.

Type:
      Global Mods: Mods that change the way the game works without requiring any user intervention.

You must have the expansion or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

This is a multi-part download:


Choose no more than one mod of each type
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
career-types-mutually-satisfy-wants.zip | full time jobs satisfy part time wants and vice versa

Size: 1.1 KB · Downloads: 2,379 · 27th Jul 2022
1.1 KB 2,379 27th Jul 2022
YA-work-wants-fears-Better.zip | students may have job related wants and fears, but BETTER

Size: 1,011 Bytes · Downloads: 2,117 · 9th Oct 2021
1,011 Bytes 2,117 9th Oct 2021
jobs-in-uni-only-pets.zip | jobs on campus - for animals only

Size: 551 Bytes · Downloads: 1,407 · 16th Sep 2021
551 Bytes 1,407 16th Sep 2021
jobs-in-uni-only-sims.zip | jobs on campus - for people only

Size: 547 Bytes · Downloads: 3,830 · 16th Sep 2021
547 Bytes 3,830 16th Sep 2021
jobs-in-uni-for-all.zip | jobs on campus - for sims and pets

Size: 605 Bytes · Downloads: 7,445 · 16th Sep 2021
605 Bytes 7,445 16th Sep 2021
ask-before-promotion-NoDeal.zip | promotions are offered, but no skip deal

Size: 1.6 KB · Downloads: 825 · 16th Sep 2021
1.6 KB 825 16th Sep 2021
YA-work-wants-fears.zip | old version, consider another one

Size: 913 Bytes · Downloads: 6,415 · 5th Jul 2021
913 Bytes 6,415 5th Jul 2021
choose-career-type-CheatOnly.zip | any job type - only cheat interaction

Size: 378 Bytes · Downloads: 2,169 · 28th Jul 2018
378 Bytes 2,169 28th Jul 2018
choose-career-type+teens.zip | any job type - for all including teens (Pets-AL)

Size: 45.0 KB · Downloads: 8,282 · 28th Jul 2018
45.0 KB 8,282 28th Jul 2018
choose-career-type-AL.zip | any job type - for young adults, adults, elders (Pets-AL)

Size: 45.1 KB · Downloads: 16,391 · 25th Jun 2018
45.1 KB 16,391 25th Jun 2018
ask-before-promotion.zip | promotions are offered + a chance of a better deal

Size: 1.6 KB · Downloads: 10,111 · 18th Jan 2018
1.6 KB 10,111 18th Jan 2018
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Link Ninja
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#2 Old 18th Jan 2018 at 8:52 PM
WOW Lamare, you really outside yourself. This looks fantastic and a great mod to start out the year with. I think my game could get a lot of use out of this I am a big fan of having hood YA with part time job options.
Top Secret Researcher
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#3 Old 18th Jan 2018 at 9:21 PM
I am so glad this finally has been officially uploaded.
I'll need to look for the tryout versions and replace them with these. I waited so long for this. Thank you so much.
just a girl
Original Poster
#4 Old 18th Jan 2018 at 9:32 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by lientebollemeis
I am so glad this finally has been officially uploaded.
I'll need to look for the tryout versions and replace them with these. I waited so long for this. Thank you so much.

Oh! thanks for reminding me to add that information. I knew I forgot something.
Test Subject
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#5 Old 18th Jan 2018 at 10:00 PM
As long as I have been playing the Sims games, I have always wanted to be able to choose what career my sims wants. Your genius is greatly appreciated. Thank you.
Instructor
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#6 Old 18th Jan 2018 at 10:10 PM
What a wonderful mod ! Thanks !!!
Lab Assistant
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just a girl
Original Poster
#7 Old 18th Jan 2018 at 11:28 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by frogz2007
Just wanted to report that it doesn't seem to work with a Double Deluxe configuration (it causes no errors on either the paper or computer. It's just that no dialog pops up). I only tried it since you said you can't test other configs so I wanted to try it for you.

You mean Double Deluxe with nothing else? I'm sorry, I must've worded it badly. I had no doubt that it needs Pets or later, no less. It's that I can't test "Pets or later", only M&G.
Lab Assistant
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Top Secret Researcher
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#8 Old 19th Jan 2018 at 2:56 AM
Wow, great mod selection! Thank you so much for all the options!
Mad Poster
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#9 Old 19th Jan 2018 at 3:51 AM
All right! About time this came about! How many times I've had pixels completely unqualified for the job promotions they got just because they gamed the system...(looking at you, Dina Goth!) and were completely out of their element!
Field Researcher
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#10 Old 19th Jan 2018 at 5:16 AM
The YA functionality shows up right in time--I'm planning a series of teen careers that function as after school clubs, and giving my YA the option to be in the school band/gaming club/orchestra/sportsball team is going to add some nice flavor! (Here's hoping it works with the unofficial A&N pack...)
Forum Resident
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#11 Old 19th Jan 2018 at 6:55 PM
I've updated the testing mods with the official versions. Your mods have become such a core part of my game. I love the having the option of not accepting a promotion. Sometimes due to childcare needs it's more cost effective for some of my Sim parents to remain at a certain level because of the hours. Thank you for enhancing our gameplay.
Test Subject
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#12 Old 22nd Jan 2018 at 6:43 AM
Thanks, this works great. Also just curious what language that is in the screenshots?
just a girl
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#13 Old 22nd Jan 2018 at 9:52 AM
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Originally Posted by frogz2007
Yep! that's what I meant. Well, it's obviously a very well made mod since virtually ALL mods I've ever used with a lower configuration requirement have either caused jump bugs or have even hard-crashed the whole game before it even loads fully. Good on you for making this.

To be fair, you got lucky.

Quote:
Originally Posted by LilSister
I've updated the testing mods with the official versions. Your mods have become such a core part of my game. I love the having the option of not accepting a promotion. Sometimes due to childcare needs it's more cost effective for some of my Sim parents to remain at a certain level because of the hours. Thank you for enhancing our gameplay.

Hours is one of my main reasons too.

Quote:
Originally Posted by pizzaeatingmonster
Thanks, this works great. Also just curious what language that is in the screenshots?

Weird mix of English and Russian. At the time I took them, I didn't know how to display hardcoded strings in any language I want. I hope they're good enough to get an idea of what they mean.
Link Ninja
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#14 Old 22nd Jan 2018 at 5:52 PM
Hi Lamare, just curious - would there be any consequences if I yanked this mod out when adult sims are using the part time jobs from it? Or should i have them quit their jobs first? I ask because I added it in the other day and it works great so far but I'm having a weird issue where I can't move a sim into a lot without him disappearing and I need to start testing and working backwards to make sure it wasn't your mod's doing since I had recently moved in other sims to apartment lots without issue right before installing it.
just a girl
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#15 Old 22nd Jan 2018 at 6:26 PM
@Charmful, you mean "choose-career-type"? There shouldn't be any consequences of removal. This mod affects finding the job.
If you find out that part-time job somehow interferes with moving, please let me know the details. I move sims back and forth, since I'm also testing moving process, and no disappearing happened so far. Thanks.
Mad Poster
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#16 Old 27th Jan 2018 at 6:34 AM
Thanks!i always wanted to give my adults prtime jobs if they're a single parent of a toddler or raising a child alone.
Lab Assistant
#17 Old 28th Jan 2018 at 8:26 PM
Quick question: Will this allow Young Adult Sims to go to college and work at the same time? If so, you does the UI show this? Thanks!
just a girl
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#18 Old 28th Jan 2018 at 8:49 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Abulph
Quick question: Will this allow Young Adult Sims to go to college and work at the same time? If so, you does the UI show this? Thanks!

Yes to first question. The hours may overlap sometimes, so your sims may have to juggle their schedules a bit, but that's life - being a working student isn't easy.
Second question - no, unless you use a hack like this: http://modthesims.info/download.php?t=601315
Lab Assistant
#19 Old 29th Jan 2018 at 12:32 AM
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Originally Posted by Lamare
Yes to first question. The hours may overlap sometimes, so your sims may have to juggle their schedules a bit, but that's life - being a working student isn't easy.
Second question - no, unless you use a hack like this: http://modthesims.info/download.php?t=601315


Thank you so much! I know I'm going to be using this regularly!
Lab Assistant
#20 Old 31st Jan 2018 at 7:28 PM
I love this mod, but the description states that the mod probably conflicts with InTeen. Can anyone who's used it confirm whether or not it does conflict with InTeen?
just a girl
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#21 Old 1st Feb 2018 at 8:23 AM Last edited by Lamare : 1st Feb 2018 at 12:21 PM.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nukk
I love this mod, but the description states that the mod probably conflicts with InTeen. Can anyone who's used it confirm whether or not it does conflict with InTeen?

Which one? Choose career type? ETA: I think InTeen lets teens get adults' jobs. So, if my "Choose career type" loads after InTeen you lose that option, but get my options instead (which are teens are bound to part-time jobs and older sims can choose).
Lab Assistant
#22 Old 1st Feb 2018 at 6:38 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lamare
Which one? Choose career type? ETA: I think InTeen lets teens get adults' jobs. So, if my "Choose career type" loads after InTeen you lose that option, but get my options instead (which are teens are bound to part-time jobs and older sims can choose).


Sorry for not specifying--that is what I meant. Thank you!
Field Researcher
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#23 Old 3rd Feb 2018 at 1:10 AM
Thanks so much for this awesome mod! I was wondering if the "want a job" want for uni students would show up for all playable YA's or for those with certain aspirations? Thanks!
Test Subject
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#24 Old 3rd Feb 2018 at 5:58 PM
Thank you! This is so useful.
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