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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
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career-types-mutually-satisfy-wants.zip | full time jobs satisfy part time wants and vice versa

Size: 1.1 KB · Downloads: 2,396 · 27th Jul 2022
1.1 KB 2,396 27th Jul 2022
YA-work-wants-fears-Better.zip | students may have job related wants and fears, but BETTER

Size: 1,011 Bytes · Downloads: 2,135 · 9th Oct 2021
1,011 Bytes 2,135 9th Oct 2021
jobs-in-uni-only-pets.zip | jobs on campus - for animals only

Size: 551 Bytes · Downloads: 1,410 · 16th Sep 2021
551 Bytes 1,410 16th Sep 2021
jobs-in-uni-only-sims.zip | jobs on campus - for people only

Size: 547 Bytes · Downloads: 3,839 · 16th Sep 2021
547 Bytes 3,839 16th Sep 2021
jobs-in-uni-for-all.zip | jobs on campus - for sims and pets

Size: 605 Bytes · Downloads: 7,456 · 16th Sep 2021
605 Bytes 7,456 16th Sep 2021
ask-before-promotion-NoDeal.zip | promotions are offered, but no skip deal

Size: 1.6 KB · Downloads: 830 · 16th Sep 2021
1.6 KB 830 16th Sep 2021
YA-work-wants-fears.zip | old version, consider another one

Size: 913 Bytes · Downloads: 6,416 · 5th Jul 2021
913 Bytes 6,416 5th Jul 2021
choose-career-type-CheatOnly.zip | any job type - only cheat interaction

Size: 378 Bytes · Downloads: 2,172 · 28th Jul 2018
378 Bytes 2,172 28th Jul 2018
choose-career-type+teens.zip | any job type - for all including teens (Pets-AL)

Size: 45.0 KB · Downloads: 8,298 · 28th Jul 2018
45.0 KB 8,298 28th Jul 2018
choose-career-type-AL.zip | any job type - for young adults, adults, elders (Pets-AL)

Size: 45.1 KB · Downloads: 16,419 · 25th Jun 2018
45.1 KB 16,419 25th Jun 2018
ask-before-promotion.zip | promotions are offered + a chance of a better deal

Size: 1.6 KB · Downloads: 10,133 · 18th Jan 2018
1.6 KB 10,133 18th Jan 2018
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Test Subject
THANKS POST
#76 Old 17th Sep 2021 at 6:28 PM
Thank YOU! And you were so fast, too. I hope this didn't inconveniece you in any way.

I did run the conflict detector through my mods folder again (over 1200 files), and it's fully compatible with what I have =)

You know, I once came across the issue your new mod adresses, when an elder sim, after retiring, wished to try a different carreer path. I opted for the full time job, and had to leave the want unfulfilled. It's great that now, thanks to you, age discrimination is truly gone
just a girl
Original Poster
#77 Old 17th Sep 2021 at 8:43 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by nosferatuman
Thank YOU! And you were so fast, too. I hope this didn't inconveniece you in any way.

I did run the conflict detector through my mods folder again (over 1200 files), and it's fully compatible with what I have =)

You know, I once came across the issue your new mod adresses, when an elder sim, after retiring, wished to try a different carreer path. I opted for the full time job, and had to leave the want unfulfilled. It's great that now, thanks to you, age discrimination is truly gone

I wanted to get it done before most people download, and it's easier while it's hot, anyway.

Before I figured out these wants, I used to CTRL-click them in game via cheats or lock them and wait for a proper job to be available.
Field Researcher
THANKS POST
#78 Old 18th Sep 2021 at 3:04 PM
What amazing updates! I'm so excited!
Test Subject
#79 Old 24th Nov 2021 at 3:29 AM
This sounds and looks ABSOLUTELY amazing and I appreciate your work so so much!
But there's one thing I don't understand, does this work with teens or not? Which version and how? (Don't they have have good grades to go to school?)
That is mainly what I was looking for!
just a girl
Original Poster
#80 Old 24th Nov 2021 at 5:30 PM
@cherryrosey, thank you
What option do you want to work with teens? To choose full time job? Then get this file: choose-career-type+teens. You may want to disable school somehow, or maybe you want to juggle school and full time job, that's your choice.

All the other mods in this set work with teens and teen careers as well: ask-before-promotion, jobs-in-uni, career-types-mutually-satisfy-wants. Except for YA-work-wants-fears, it concerns young adults.
Test Subject
#81 Old 7th Dec 2021 at 12:18 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lamare
@cherryrosey, thank you
What option do you want to work with teens? To choose full time job? Then get this file: choose-career-type+teens. You may want to disable school somehow, or maybe you want to juggle school and full time job, that's your choice.

All the other mods in this set work with teens and teen careers as well: ask-before-promotion, jobs-in-uni, career-types-mutually-satisfy-wants. Except for YA-work-wants-fears, it concerns young adults.



Oh, thank you haha I understand how to do it now! I thought it was only for the adults!
Yeah I think I asked because I have no idea how to make the teens have full time jobs WITHOUT having to go to school, as soon as their grades drop they lose their job
Field Researcher
THANKS POST
#82 Old 10th Dec 2021 at 6:51 AM
Ooh, I'm so glad I happened to check and see the update. I've always wanted the option to look for jobs on community lots to make libraries and town halls more useful. Thanks for that!
Alchemist
#83 Old 18th Dec 2021 at 8:59 AM
Found a conflict between Pescado's wfsanity and YA-work-wants-fears-better. 'Enter Career Track' and 'Enter Career Track Exclusive'.
Is it a load-order thing?

My new downloads are on my Pillowfort
just a girl
Original Poster
#84 Old 18th Dec 2021 at 11:08 AM
@aelflaed, yep, make my file load later then wfsanity, if you want young adults to want to get a job.
Alchemist
#85 Old 18th Dec 2021 at 9:36 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lamare
@aelflaed, yep, make my file load later then wfsanity, if you want young adults to want to get a job.

Great, thanks very much!

My new downloads are on my Pillowfort
Test Subject
#86 Old 20th Jan 2022 at 4:56 PM
Hi Lamare,
I'm now discovering all your job mods, and loving them, but I have found a little annoyance. When my teen sim went to uni, she no longer had her part-time job. I had the "Choose part-time or full-time" mod from your job options set, so she could apply for it again. Except in 5 days Dance career never showed up.
So I tried to use MogHughson's "Job Seeking Noticeboard" but that didn't come up with the option from your mod for part- or full-time. It only offered full-time.
I guess I'm asking 2 things:
a) Can you change/ add something to this mod so that teens who go to uni keep their jobs?
b) Is that "Job Seeking Noticeboard" compatible with your part-or-full-time option mod, such that it could show the choice if I change load order or anything?
Thanks for any help you can offer!
just a girl
Original Poster
#87 Old 21st Jan 2022 at 11:57 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by GneissGuy
a) Can you change/ add something to this mod so that teens who go to uni keep their jobs?
b) Is that "Job Seeking Noticeboard" compatible with your part-or-full-time option mod, such that it could show the choice if I change load order or anything?

a) I'll look into that when I have time.
b) The noticeboard has its own custom interactions, and the only way to change them is to modify the object itself (at least, I don't know of another way). It can be done, but I don't want to reupload someone else's object. MogHughson hasn't been around lately, so we can't even ask.
Forum Resident
#88 Old 21st Feb 2022 at 5:06 PM
@Lamare is it compatible with Midge's More Computer Options? https://midgethetree.tumblr.com/pos...s-you-to-direct
just a girl
Original Poster
#89 Old 21st Feb 2022 at 5:39 PM
@Softlism
Looks like Midge made it compatible with my mod, even though it's not mentioned on their page. Make Midge's mod load after mine (after choose-career-type, in particular).
Field Researcher
#90 Old 2nd Jul 2022 at 12:18 AM
I don't know what I'd do without this mod, thanks so much!
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