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Hospitality Career - Adults Only ** UPDATE! Custom Icon Added! **

by iconofroses Posted 6th Jun 2007 at 9:13 PM - Updated 13th Jun 2007 at 11:43 AM by whiterider : Fixing Q-Xpress links
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This is a Hospitality career for Adults only. It's the first career I've done, so comments and suggestions are appreciated. =)

The Hospitality Career does not overwrite any base or custom careers. It does use the Business career Icon, but I may be doing an update with its own custom icon once I become more familiar with how that works. It does have a reward object -- the golf putter that is used by the base Business career. (Really, it was fitting since I'm fairly sure that's what my boss plays with when he's actually at the hotel.)

This is EP ready! I play with all to date expansion packs and encountered no problems.

You can find the Teen/Elder Version here.

There is a chance card for each level! They are written in first person since writing it the other way around just felt kind of weird to me and didn't seem right.

** UPDATE: June 13, 2007 **
The Custom Icon has been added! I've uploaded a second zip of the career for those who want to redownload. For those who don't care about having a custom icon, then use the original download.

Descriptions of each career level is below. Enjoy and happy Simming!


Career Levels


Level 1--Housekeeper

Hours: 9 AM – 3 PM, Wed – Sun
You’ve got your foot in the door! The wages aren’t much and unfortunately you’re at the bottom of the food chain. You’ll spend your days immersed in all the glorious details of cleaning up after guests and insuring each and every room is nothing short of perfect. You’ll have limited interaction with guests, but make sure you stay on top of your game when you meet one!

Level 2--Porter
Hours: 3 PM – 12 AM, Thurs – Mon
You’re starting to move up! You’ve come out of cleaning the hotel rooms to essentially being the hotel gopher. Driving the airport shuttle, running items to rooms, fixing various problems with the hotel rooms, escorting lost guests, and cleaning public areas of the hotel are only the start of your duties! The pay is a bit better, but the hours are longer. Make sure to keep your energy up and head into work in a good mood – you’ll need both to keep your sanity.

Level 3--Night Auditor
Hours: 11 PM – 7 AM, Mon – Fri
Welcome to the graveyard shift! You’ve moved on from cleaning and being a gopher to the sensational task of being the night auditor. It’s time to shift gears and start thinking about getting up the company ladder. Logic and charisma are going to serve you well here – your interactions with guests will start becoming more frequent and you’ll need to make sure all the daily numbers add up. It also might be a good idea to have the coffee ready when the boss gets there in the morning.

Level 4--Front Desk Agent
Hours: 8 AM – 4 PM, Tues – Sat
After hard work and horrible hours, you’ve managed to secure a place at the desk as a Front Desk Agent. The hours and pay are better and you can forget about wondering how you’re going to keep yourself awake at night. You are the face of the company, though – you’re responsible for greeting guests, checking guests in and out, answering phone lines, booking reservations, and handling any problems or complaints guests call down about. If nothing else, you’ll learn how to keep on your toes and make quick decisions!

Level 5--Front Desk Supervisor
Hours: 10 AM – 6 PM, Sun, Mon, Thurs, Fri, Sat
Welcome to the first level of management! While your duties have not changed much, you now get to keep an eagle out on your co-workers and you report directly to the Front Desk Manager – and man is their job looking pretty good! The hours have changed, but you’ve gotten a nice pay increase. Keep doing a great job and pretty soon you’ll be up the next step in your ladder of success. Remember to keep those guests happy!

Level 6--Front Desk Manager
Hours: 9 AM – 6 PM, Mon – Fri
No longer do you have to spend your days behind the front desk – now you’re behind your own desk! Congratulations! Don’t spend too much time soaking in the promotion, you’ve got a world of problems to deal with: scheduling, staff conflicts, major guest problems, soothing your bosses’ feathers and making sure the lobby and front desk is looking (and acting!) impeccable. Keep on your toes and who knows... you may be headed over to sales.

Level 7--Director of Sales
Hours: 8 AM – 5 PM, Mon – Fri
Welcome to the higher echelon of the hotel! You’re now away from the front desk and get to thrive in the nitty gritty of profit engineering. You’re responsible for luring in business via meetings, weddings, receptions, and banquets, as well as advertising your hotel as a great place for groups! You’ll need a bit of a silver tongue for this job and be able to multi task through a myriad of different projects.

Level 8--Assistant General Manager
Hours: 8 AM – 6 PM, Sun, Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat
Welcome to one of those final ladders. You’re the General Manager’s right hand and the Owner’s left hand. Don’t be surprised if you get middle of the night calls from either! Your days are spent overseeing what the General Manager doesn’t have time for, and making sure he looks good to the Owner while also keeping yourself in tip top shape. Be careful, though, there are a plenty of people in the hotel who’d love to see you fall before you get any higher! Make sure you’ve got plenty of friends for support and keep those skills up.

Level 9--General Manager
Hours: 9 AM – 5 PM, Mon – Fri
The hotel is a castle and you are its overlord – almost. You report only to the owner, who only makes brief appearances (thankfully) and are responsible for the entire hotel. You’ll be overseeing every department, making sure the hotel looks as it did in the golden days and that those golden days are still happening! Keep those profits up, hotel guests and employees happy and you’re on your way to really being the overlord.

Level 10--Owner
Hours: 10 PM – 2 PM, Mon – Wed
After long years of being in the hotel business, the owner has finally sold out ... to you! You’re now the overlord of your impressive castle. Kick back and enjoy! You’ll receive daily reports from the General Manager, be able to frequently schmooze with high profile guests and enjoy your wine spritzers next to the pool. Way to go!


Additional Credits:
SimPE

SuperFly & p00jkins: For FANTASTIC tutorials! I cannot count how many times I went switching back and forth between SimPE and your tutorials when I got stuck somewhere. Thank you!

Bidou's Career Editor: A true lifesaver. I started making the career without using the editor (um, oiy!) and then discovered the oh-so-wonderful editor. Thank you.

Prince Seylin (my cat) for the company in the weee hours of the mornings.

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

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Test Subject
#2 Old 7th Jun 2007 at 10:22 AM
Nice idea, I'll give it a try. ^,^
Test Subject
#3 Old 7th Jun 2007 at 11:08 AM
I was trying to write up a Career like this based on Lorelai Gilmore's profession, but this is great. Definitely giving it a try, thanks for making it.
Test Subject
#4 Old 7th Jun 2007 at 11:58 AM
As someone in the hospitality industry, this is all too familiar! I'll be sure to try it soon.
Field Researcher
#5 Old 7th Jun 2007 at 1:17 PM
Custom icons are not really hard at all. Just open your career up in SimPE and find the icons in it. There should be an export button over on the right side of the screen. Press that for each of the five icons so that they will be saved as picture files somewhere on your computer. Then you can open them up with a graphics editor of some sort and change them to what you want them to be. Once you've done that, you go back to your career and right-click on the first icon resource. There will be an option to replace the current file. Choose that and then select your custom icon file (make sure you saved it in .png format). Then it will ask you if you want to reload the image since it's changed. When you do that you should see your new icon. Commit and save. Repeat for the other four files and you're done.
Forum Resident
#6 Old 7th Jun 2007 at 2:58 PM
Cool!! Thank you so much..,
Test Subject
#7 Old 7th Jun 2007 at 3:04 PM
very cool, thanks. xo
Lab Assistant
#8 Old 7th Jun 2007 at 3:45 PM
Good idea Thanks


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#9 Old 7th Jun 2007 at 5:00 PM
Great idea, but one tiny typo. Level 9, "overload" -> "overlord"
Test Subject
Original Poster
#10 Old 7th Jun 2007 at 10:57 PM
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Originally Posted by CatOfEvilGenius
Great idea, but one tiny typo. Level 9, "overload" -> "overlord"

Oops! You know, I read the descriptions a million and one times and never caught that. Thanks. I'll fix the typo in the game when I add on the custom icon.

Quote:
Originally Posted by FennShysa
Custom icons are not really [ ... ]

I tried that, actually. I had found one of the tutorials for custom icon, made the icons and went back in to SimPE to add them and thought, "Woo! Icons." Except they didn't show in the game and my Sims wouldn't go to work. >< So, it went back to using the Business icons. I'll keep trying, though. If you don't succeed the first time, try, try and try again.

Quote:
Originally Posted by SGSimfan
As someone in the hospitality industry, [ ... ]

Ding ding! Lol. Funnily enough, I wrote half of the levels and descriptions while being at work... at a hotel, lol.

"Problems, problems, problems! The world is bringing me nothing but problems. ... Who are you?"
"We're the world."
Test Subject
#11 Old 8th Jun 2007 at 1:50 AM
I love it !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D:D:*:*

GabbyGirl2
Test Subject
#12 Old 8th Jun 2007 at 11:07 AM
good work
thanks
Field Researcher
#13 Old 8th Jun 2007 at 12:55 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by iconofroses
I tried that, actually. I had found one of the tutorials for custom icon, made the icons and went back in to SimPE to add them and thought, "Woo! Icons." Except they didn't show in the game and my Sims wouldn't go to work. >< So, it went back to using the Business icons. I'll keep trying, though. If you don't succeed the first time, try, try and try again.


Hmmm. That's strange. The method I described is the one I used on my career and the icons work just fine. Sounds like the career got corrupted somehow.
Test Subject
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#14 Old 8th Jun 2007 at 7:15 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by FennShysa
Hmmm. That's strange. The method I described is the one I used on my career and the icons work just fine. Sounds like the career got corrupted somehow.


Best possibility of what happened. I'll be going back to fiddling with icons once I finish fleshing out a couple of the current projects I'm working on.

"Problems, problems, problems! The world is bringing me nothing but problems. ... Who are you?"
"We're the world."
Test Subject
#15 Old 9th Jun 2007 at 12:22 AM
looks like fun gonna go play right now so i can try it out great job!!
Lab Assistant
#16 Old 9th Jun 2007 at 1:26 AM
EEEEEEEEEKKKKKKKK! I can't wait to try it out!

Hmmmm... a sim to follow in my own footsteps, only to live the same life I live! I hope you've built this with 14-hour days, a rude and uncaring public, and no set days off, 15,000 fires to put out after taking one day off, and absolutely no holidays to spend with families! Oooo! Am I projecting?! Please accept my sincere and most humble apologies... I am downloading now because I am a true glutton for punishment. Why else would I be in the hospitality business?!
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#17 Old 9th Jun 2007 at 3:00 AM
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Originally Posted by Von40mouse
EEEEEEEEEKKKKKKKK! I can't wait to try it out!

Hmmmm... a sim to follow in my own footsteps, only to live the same life I live! I hope you've built this with 14-hour days, a rude and uncaring public, and no set days off, 15,000 fires to put out after taking one day off, and absolutely no holidays to spend with families! Oooo! Am I projecting?! Please accept my sincere and most humble apologies... I am downloading now because I am a true glutton for punishment. Why else would I be in the hospitality business?!


LMBO! No, hon, I was kind to our Sims, lol. Though, believe me, when I first started making the career the hours and hell I go through was put in there. However, I decided our Sims did not need that kind of craziness. They go through enough as is sometimes! However, be careful with those chance cards ... lol. Just a wee bit of warning.

"Problems, problems, problems! The world is bringing me nothing but problems. ... Who are you?"
"We're the world."
Lab Assistant
#18 Old 12th Jun 2007 at 4:40 AM
This works great - my sim is currently at level 7 and no glitches or bugs to report. Thank you very much!
Lab Assistant
#19 Old 13th Jun 2007 at 4:17 AM
I just deleted all my custom careers because they didn't have career rewards. So, thank you for the career reward! Now I'm inspired to build a hotel!

(I guess that is kind of a weird reason, isn't it? Meh, I'm nuts.)
Lab Assistant
#20 Old 13th Jun 2007 at 5:12 AM
I can't wait to see what type of custom icon you make for this awesome career

"Too weird to live. Too rare to die" - Hunter S Thompson.
Test Subject
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#21 Old 13th Jun 2007 at 9:10 AM Last edited by iconofroses : 13th Jun 2007 at 9:18 AM.
Quote:
Originally Posted by deelink
I can't wait to see what type of custom icon you make for this awesome career


I'm thinking someone's got some ESP going on with my SimPE.

Took me a couple days just to decide between which icon to use. It was the "least abstract" icon I had made for the career, so it won, lol.

Quote:
Originally Posted by astillac
I just deleted all my custom careers because they didn't have career rewards. So, thank you for the career reward! Now I'm inspired to build a hotel!


Aah! I cannot wait for the next EP! I'm really hoping it's going to let us build resorts and/or hotels. I have a quasi hotel in one of my neighborhoods, with much thanks to OFB EP, but it's not the same and my poor little Sims get so tired of cleaning, lol.

"Problems, problems, problems! The world is bringing me nothing but problems. ... Who are you?"
"We're the world."
Test Subject
#22 Old 21st Jun 2007 at 1:09 AM
Hey iconofroses great career concept. I'm downloading it and will try it out as soon as I get the chance. One itsy bitsy suggestion though... since you've gone through all the trouble of typing out the discriptions of each career level right here for all of us to see, would you mind putting up the salaries of each level as well? It'd be really helpful and appreciated Thanks again!
Test Subject
Original Poster
#23 Old 22nd Jun 2007 at 4:20 AM
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Originally Posted by fantasia1980
Hey iconofroses great career concept. I'm downloading it and will try it out as soon as I get the chance. One itsy bitsy suggestion though... since you've gone through all the trouble of typing out the discriptions of each career level right here for all of us to see, would you mind putting up the salaries of each level as well? It'd be really helpful and appreciated Thanks again!


If I get some additional time this week, I'll go through and get the salaries for each level. (My main problem with that is although I write out each level description prior to building the career, I've started the habit of randomly deciding salaries, lol. I pick a random number and go, "Oh, that looks good!")

"Problems, problems, problems! The world is bringing me nothing but problems. ... Who are you?"
"We're the world."
Lab Assistant
#24 Old 20th Jul 2007 at 5:42 PM
What skills are required for this career? Usually, I have my kids work on building skills for the job they are going to want when they grow up.

*Some people only dream of angels; we held one in our arms.*
Remembering Jacob March 8 - 9, 1996
Our Angel
Test Subject
Original Poster
#25 Old 23rd Jul 2007 at 5:26 PM
The primary three skills needed are Charisma, Creativity and Logic. However, Cleaning and Mechanical are thrown in there very early on but only require a one or two in each.

"Problems, problems, problems! The world is bringing me nothing but problems. ... Who are you?"
"We're the world."
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