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[Updated for 4/19/19!] Working Class Hero: Part Time Careers as Full Time

by MaiaMadness Posted 11th Aug 2018 at 5:33 PM - Updated 29th May 2019 at 3:00 PM by MaiaMadness
26 Comments / replies (Who?) - 13 Feedback Posts, 11 Thanks Posts
Updated for April 2019 patch!

Built with Seasons patch PC / Mac
Updated for April 2019 patch PC / Mac

It always bothered me that there were no normal jobs in The Sims 4, particularly no working class jobs. Every job ends with your sim being super wealthy and able to build their dream home. Well, I like more realistic gameplay, and so the Working Class Hero project was born! This is its tender beginning, with a series of teen part time careers turned into adult full time careers with five levels each. So far there's Barista, Fast Food Employee and Manual Laborer, but I also intend to add a Retail Employee career to this post, eventually. Just have to make it first. Basically, these are the teen careers with a couple of levels added on top. The pay is crap, and missing work at the lower levels will get you fired.

Manual Laborer

Description: You've entered the ranks of the working class. It won't make you rich, but it might make you happy. Start out doing menial tasks, and you may one day lead your own construction crew.

Fast Food Employee

Description: The fast food industry spans the globe, and now you're a part of this global community. This job is not for the ambitious, and you'll work long hours for little pay, but it pays the rent. Only one thing is certain: now you know how they're made, you'll never look at a burger or a chicken nugget the same way again. Time to consider going vegan.


Description: People need coffee like they need air, and now you're the one who serves it to them. Wear a smile, practice your milk foaming skills, and try not to get frustrated with all the tired, grumpy customers who come into the shop. Remember, after they get their dose of caffein, they too will be smiling!

Hope you enjoy!

Additional Credits:
Neia's Create-A-Career tool
Age: Adult
Career Type: Realistic
Chance cards: None

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 11th Aug 2018 at 10:19 PM
Just wondering, are there chance cards?
#3 Old 11th Aug 2018 at 10:46 PM
Thank you! I tried making a retail career for this exact reason but never could get it to work. Not every Sim wants to live a life focused on excelling in their career!

ETA: Can you make them into rar or zip files? Some users like me can't get 7z to properly install.
Lab Assistant
#4 Old 12th Aug 2018 at 2:39 AM
Your level descriptions are comic gold!!! I <3 this!!!! I can't wait for the retail update!!!
Test Subject
#5 Old 15th Aug 2018 at 11:36 PM
I did not understand what this mod does, maybe because I use translator EDIT: okay i understand now, convert part time jobs to full careers, this is good, thank u
Field Researcher
#6 Old 16th Aug 2018 at 2:01 PM
omg ty i do play realistic and when u make a started family I hate how i can get good jobs with no skills yet i rather have most jobs locked unless u got the basic skills needed and a high school diploma.
Test Subject
#7 Old 16th Aug 2018 at 5:57 PM
For some reason, I can't seem to get this mod to work correctly. There is no text in the career section of the UI when a sim is employed with one of the jobs. I don't have any mods that would possibly conflict with this on besides MCCC.
Test Subject
#8 Old 17th Aug 2018 at 7:56 PM
Default Same!
Originally Posted by MilaJay
For some reason, I can't seem to get this mod to work correctly. There is no text in the career section of the UI when a sim is employed with one of the jobs. I don't have any mods that would possibly conflict with this on besides MCCC.

I had to uninstall. hoping there's a fix as I'd love to use this MOD.
Test Subject
#9 Old 18th Aug 2018 at 4:39 PM
Default Thanks
Originally Posted by Lolly_1982
I had to uninstall. hoping there's a fix as I'd love to use this MOD.

I'm glad it's not just me! I thought I was installing it wrong.
Lab Assistant
#10 Old 19th Aug 2018 at 2:36 AM
it was build before the patch that broke the custom careers (gallery patch) it needs to be updated to work on the most recent patch, it's written on the description page for what version of the game it works.
Test Subject
#11 Old 19th Aug 2018 at 8:42 PM
Can i translate it in German?
Test Subject
#12 Old 12th Oct 2018 at 2:16 AM
Can we have an update please...???
Test Subject
#13 Old 12th Dec 2018 at 11:22 PM
Any idea when this mod will be updated? Thank you.
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#14 Old 29th May 2019 at 2:59 PM
Finally got around to updating these, haha... Hope people still want them.

I embrace my desire to feel the rhythm, to feel connected enough to step aside and weep like a widow, to feel inspired, to fathom the power, to witness the beauty, to bathe in the fountain, to swing on the spiral of our divinity, and still be a human.
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