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[Now Compatible 1.67] Minimum Wage/More Realistic Earnings, Higher Tuition, Higher Boarding School Costs, Higher Grant Money

by Madam Doofie Posted 13th Nov 2012 at 6:33 PM - Updated 24th Sep 2014 at 5:34 AM by Madam Doofie : Compatible with 1.67
98 Comments / replies (Who?) - 15 Feedback Posts, 10 Thanks Posts
24/09/14: Updated for 1.67. Final update, moving on to bigger mods. Thanks for all the love! Sorry for taking so long. More details and information below.

09/12/13: Updated for 1.63. There’s just one flavour for each this time.

28/06/13: Seems to work with 1.55! Let me know if you have any issues. Thank you.

22/04/13: Updated for 1.50! Thank you for all the interest, everyone! I’m glad you all enjoy it so much.


1.67 UPDATE:
I doubt anyone cares that much, but basically my computer died in January, so I didn't have access to the Sims 3 nor a computer that could play it, let alone install it.

Long story short I actually have a computer that works now, and I've finally reacquired Sims 3 and now I can update! And make more mods! Which I'm definitely going to do soon. Story end.

No big changes just a patch update.


A mod to lower the pay and increase the hours of all Sims 3 Careers. All now start at $8 or less depending on the career track in question and the amount you can get as a raise has been lowered to 0.04%.

I tried to use my intelligence when reassigning the amounts. For example I kinda figured the Leader of the Free World would earn more than someone working in a diner (no matter what career level), and I believe surgeons earn quite a bit as well.

Whereas if you're in the Criminal career track, if you choose to go evil you’ll have to accept a pay drop to begin with. Supervillains don't pay their henchmen very well

I've actually made a couple BIGGER simply because they were things like being a super star or the leader of the free world and I figure that would earn more! Meanwhile things like a fan of Sports earns only a dollar an hour because if being a fan of something earned us money we'd all be rich.

I mostly created this for the sake of making my game harder and having impoverished sims.

compatibility:

Updated for patch level 1.63

mod effects:

















other things:
conflicts
This mod, depending on the flavours you choose, changes the amount earned per job (overriding resource instance 0x0333406C-0x00000000-0x6E9ADCDAEB2CE302), the university grant amount (0x0333406C-0x00000000-0xAF483E360533B0B0), the university costs (0x0333406C-0x00000000-0xFD4A5CBE89E79F47) and the boarding school tuition fees (0x0333406C-0x00000000-0x5662EC1670521AAD). They will conflict with any other mods that alter these resources.
The lower earnings section of this mod is not compatible with AwesomeMod. I have no idea why and I don’t know how to fix it. The higher tuition, higher grant money and higher boarding school fees are all compatible with AwesomeMod and NRAAS. The mod will not affect NRAAS careers but will continue to work for the EA ones.
custom careers/edits
I cannot, as far as I am aware, create an optional package for NRAAS careers, however those are very simple to edit as is this mod. Simply open the mod in S3PE, open the XML in notepad, find "<Basepay>" and change the numbers. For example change <BasePay>30</BasePay> to </BasePay>8</BasePay> to change $30/hr to $8/hr. This also works for editing custom career packages (such as NRAAS’s).

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

Sims 3
Built with Game Version: 1.50
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MadamDoofie_LowerCareerEarnings.rar

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MadamDoofie_LowerCareerEarnings_1.50.rar

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MadamDoofie_MoreExpensiveBoardingSchool_MoreExpensive_1.50.rar

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MadamDoofie_MoreExpensiveBoardingSchool_RichKidsOnly_1.50.rar

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MadamDoofie_MoreExpensiveBoardingSchool_VeryExpensive_1.50.rar

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MadamDoofie_HigherGrants_MediumHigher_1.50.rar

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MadamDoofie_HigherGrants_SlightlyHigher_1.50.rar

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MadamDoofie_HigherGrants_WayHigher_1.50.rar

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MadamDoofie_HigherUniCosts_FarMoreExpensive_1.50.rar

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MadamDoofie_HigherUniCosts_ModeratelyMoreExpensive_1.50.rar

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MadamDoofie_HigherUniCosts_SlightlyMoreExpensive_1.50.rar

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MadamDoofie_ActiveCareersLessPay_1.63.rar

Size: 11.6 KB · Downloads: 1,481 · 13th Dec 2013
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MadamDoofie_BoardingSchoolForTheRich_1.63.rar

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MadamDoofie_DegreesMoreExpensive_1.63.rar

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MadamDoofie_HigherScholarships_1.63.rar

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MadamDoofie_LowerCareerEarnings_1.63.rar

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MadamDoofie_1.67_ActiveCareers.package.7z

Size: 10.7 KB · Downloads: 4,295 · 24th Sep 2014
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MadamDoofie_1.67_AppropriatelyHigherGrantMoney.package.7z

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MadamDoofie_1.67_BoardingSchoolsAreForRichKidsOnly.package.7z

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MadamDoofie_1.67_MinimumWage.package.7z

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MadamDoofie_1.67_MoreExpensiveUniversity.package.7z

Size: 2.1 KB · Downloads: 4,596 · 24th Sep 2014
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Test Subject
#2 Old 13th Nov 2012 at 7:07 PM
dude, thats not realistic. minimum wadge is 10.75 an hour where i am or something like that...
Test Subject
#3 Old 13th Nov 2012 at 7:18 PM
I have to agree - There are many discrepancies.

For one, the film and music business vary in terms of income earned. However, if you're an established singer/song writer, you are 10 times more likely to earn a lot more money than most established actors.

Doctors make a lot of money, but their pay is inflated by their hours worked. Doctors roughly earn about $150 an hour.
Lab Assistant
THANKS POST
#4 Old 13th Nov 2012 at 7:40 PM
Thank you! This is exactly what I needed! It's waaay too easy to make money in this game.
Test Subject
#5 Old 13th Nov 2012 at 7:42 PM
You made a mistake on your titles. The Evil branch and the Thief branch are mixed up.
Other than that, this is a great mod.
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#6 Old 13th Nov 2012 at 8:16 PM
minimum wage is like 6.50 here XD

but i don't care what min wage is in rl, in sims I agree that sims have it easy, it needs to be a tad harder to hold my interest, so mods like these are very welcome...
Field Researcher
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#7 Old 13th Nov 2012 at 8:42 PM
Great mod, definitely going to use it! I hate how easy it is to earn money in the game. It would be good if there was one for Ambitions, Generations and Showtime professions too though.
Lab Assistant
#8 Old 13th Nov 2012 at 9:16 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by samson123x
dude, thats not realistic. minimum wadge is 10.75 an hour where i am or something like that...


In Simoleons?...
Instructor
#9 Old 13th Nov 2012 at 9:32 PM
Waitaminute! Teachers make waaaay more than that in reality.
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#10 Old 13th Nov 2012 at 11:08 PM
I have to agree, 6 simoleans an hour is a little harsh?
Lab Assistant
THANKS POST
#11 Old 13th Nov 2012 at 11:22 PM
Love this mod Madam Doofie. If realistic or not, i don't care. I like it the way it is. Thanks for your work!
Lab Assistant
#12 Old 14th Nov 2012 at 12:03 AM
Will this work with NRaas mods?
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#13 Old 14th Nov 2012 at 2:22 AM
I tried to go with at least vaguely realistic and I looked at minimum wages. Tipped employees get very little (which is why I gave culinary career so little) and I found a lot of places were about $7 average. Some were even $5. The point was to make it harder with at least a tiny bit of realism (as in, sims don't go to college, why would anything be more than minimum wage to begin with?). I might do some other flavours after I do some research for the wages of teachers and so on.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Vampchick
Will this work with NRaas mods?

Yes it will, but it won't change any of his custom careers.

"Whatcha doin'?"
"Probing your mind."
"Kinda roomy, innit?"
Field Researcher
#14 Old 14th Nov 2012 at 3:08 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by SuicidalSpiders
Thank you! This is exactly what I needed! It's waaay too easy to make money in this game.


You kiddin' me? My sims are practically broke all the time! And this is from a double-income family!
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#15 Old 14th Nov 2012 at 4:15 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Zerbu
Great mod, definitely going to use it! I hate how easy it is to earn money in the game. It would be good if there was one for Ambitions, Generations and Showtime professions too though.


I will poke this at a later date and see if I can adjust the professions too

"Whatcha doin'?"
"Probing your mind."
"Kinda roomy, innit?"
Field Researcher
THANKS POST
#16 Old 14th Nov 2012 at 4:27 AM
This is awesome, thanks! This, coupled with a higher bills mod, should serve to keep my poor (it's way to easy to make money in this game.)

I wish you were able to do the jobs for Twallan's Career pack too, ( I understand why you didn't) because it's going to be a bit weird for me to have one sim making a realistic minimum wage, and another in the same household getting 30$+ an hour working at the hospital part time, lol. Oh well, it'll make the game more amusing.
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#17 Old 14th Nov 2012 at 5:01 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by CeJaye
This is awesome, thanks! This, coupled with a higher bills mod, should serve to keep my poor (it's way to easy to make money in this game.)

I wish you were able to do the jobs for Twallan's Career pack too, ( I understand why you didn't) because it's going to be a bit weird for me to have one sim making a realistic minimum wage, and another in the same household getting 30$+ an hour working at the hospital part time, lol. Oh well, it'll make the game more amusing.


I've actually done Twallan's mods, but just for myself. I'm not sure if I can post alterations to those since it's stealing and all. I'll look into it. (Can you mod a mod? XD)

"Whatcha doin'?"
"Probing your mind."
"Kinda roomy, innit?"
Lab Assistant
#18 Old 14th Nov 2012 at 10:05 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Madam Doofie
I tried to go with at least vaguely realistic and I looked at minimum wages. Tipped employees get very little (which is why I gave culinary career so little) and I found a lot of places were about $7 average. Some were even $5. The point was to make it harder with at least a tiny bit of realism (as in, sims don't go to college, why would anything be more than minimum wage to begin with?). I might do some other flavours after I do some research for the wages of teachers and so on.


Yes it will, but it won't change any of his custom careers.


Thanks for your work on this. Just a note about your reasoning on some of these..You are right about jobs with tips having a lower min wage, however sims don't get tips so that is pretty low and at most places I have seen, the cooks don't get tips and thus earn a higher amount.
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#19 Old 14th Nov 2012 at 10:43 AM
Great work !

And i have question there is maybe any for Highter Careere earings ?
Top Secret Researcher
THANKS POST
#20 Old 15th Nov 2012 at 2:02 AM
This is a good idea, my sims were always rich all the time.
Lab Assistant
#21 Old 15th Nov 2012 at 5:56 AM
I love this but if I install this my friend probs will force me to cheat every 5 minutes :-(
Instructor
#22 Old 15th Nov 2012 at 11:50 AM
Good idea but too low amounts. My particuliar gripe is with part time. People don't earn less money per hour, just work less hours. 2 seems rediculous, they're only at work for ~3 hours, so 6 simoleons per day?
Test Subject
#23 Old 15th Nov 2012 at 2:24 PM
Having worked in the culinary industry your wages for Pastry Chef and up are WAY to low. Especially if they have the paper work to back it up, like certification with the American Culinary Federation or European equivalent.
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#24 Old 16th Nov 2012 at 1:48 AM
How hard is this to customize? It seems like everyone has an different idea on what careers should be paid (including myself) and I would like to use this mod with tweaks to suit myself providing 1) that you're OK with this and 2) I could figure out how.

edited for grammar
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#25 Old 16th Nov 2012 at 2:50 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by jakl75
How hard is this to customize? It seems like everyone has an different idea on what careers should be paid (including myself) and I would like to use this mod with tweaks to suit myself providing 1) that you're OK with this and 2) I could figure out how.

edited for grammar


Open the mod in S3PE, open the XML in notepad, find "<Basepay>" and change the numbers. For example change <BasePay>2</BasePay> to </BasePay>23</BasePay>

It's not difficult at all and it works for custom careers too.

"Whatcha doin'?"
"Probing your mind."
"Kinda roomy, innit?"
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