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Pickable OfB employee work schedules

by Gwenke33 Posted 11th Dec 2009 at 1:32 AM
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I prefer that my sims work at businesses owned by other sims, rather than in standard or custom "careers". Thus it was really bothersome that all employees had to work from 9 to 5, Mo to Fri - when I just KNEW that the restaurant was open from 15 to 23, including weekends. So finally this mod was born.

This mod allows you to assign OfB employees to one of 9 work schedules. Each schedule has different work days, work hours, carpool, and motive deltas while at work.
For example, this allows your chef to go to work in the evenings, including weekends, your single mom to go to work when the kids are at school, or your poor teens to work all day long on Saturdays and Sundays. All details of the 2x10 levels are in the attached .doc file. There are two .package files included: one is used by adults and elders and the other is used by just teens.

If you hover your mouse over the job title in the sim's Skills & Career tab, you will see a short description of the level, including the carpool. The new schedule info is displayed in the sim's employment tab. Info for all levels is shown by hovering over Level 1.

How to use: First hire your sim, then 'promote' him to the level with the desired schedule. Easiest way is turning the testingcheat on, then shift-clicking on the newspaper in game and selecting the desired career level.
Note that if you change your sim's level while he is at work, he will get the 'promoted' or 'demoted' message. You can change levels at any time, without quitting and re-hiring. Your sim may inadvertently be promoted by a hobby chance card or through networking. If that happens, he will have a different schedule. Just change it back to what it was before.

Some technical background: The mod works by using the 8 unused levels in the original OfB employee career.
Level 1 and levels 3 to 10 are for ordinary employees. Level 2 is for managers. Manager level and schedule is unchanged.
If you do not assign your employees to a different level, all the mod will do is change the carpool for all employees and managers to the sedan instead of the ugly hatchback.

The only mod I've found this to conflict with is employeenodoubledip.
EPs: Requires OfB, made with AL installed. Probably only OfB is needed, though. Tested in OfB+FT and it appeared to work. Works with the M&G stuff pack.

Installation: just plop in your Downloads folder, and remove if no longer wanted.

Suggestions: I use jobfixes from MATY to get employees' wages reflect the number of hours worked.
If you want your employees to arrive to their workplace when you play the owner, use Simwardrobe's employee timeclock or the Simlogical employee scheduler pictures.
I use Squinge's MoreEmployeesForHire to be able to hire any sim.
If you want different schedules, tweaking this mod in Bidou's career editor is child's play.

I am grateful for everyone at the Simlogical testing grounds who helped me with this, especially tunaisafish and Aelflaed.

Terrain replacement in the picture is combined from the work of Stev84 and CurlyRed.

Additional Credits: SimPE Numenor for the AnyGameStarter

Finally, I want to thank plasticbox for his Tuesday Island thread of more than two years ago. It made a big impact on how I play the game.

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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Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
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OfB Employee | 2 mod files plus .doc and .txt help files

Size: 39.5 KB · Downloads: 6,310 · 11th Dec 2009
39.5 KB 6,310 11th Dec 2009
Don't forget to Thank the creator after downloading! Use the Thanks button located above the screenshots above.
Basic Download and Install Instructions:

1. Download: Click the download link to save the .rar or .zip file(s) to your computer.

2. Extract the zip, rar, or 7z file.

3. Place in Downloads Folder: Cut and paste the .package file(s) into your Downloads folder:
  • Origin (Ultimate Collection): Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims™ 2 Ultimate Collection\Downloads\
  • Non-Origin, Windows Vista/7/8/10: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Non-Origin, Windows XP: Documents and Settings\(Current User Account)\My Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Mac: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads
  • Mac x64: /Library/Containers/com.aspyr.sims2.appstore/Data/Library/Application Support/Aspyr/The Sims 2/Downloads
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Lab Assistant
#2 Old 11th Dec 2009 at 2:05 AM
Thank you! This is going to help my game A LOT!

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#3 Old 11th Dec 2009 at 3:03 AM
This is great for vampires! Thanks!
#4 Old 11th Dec 2009 at 4:04 AM
Great to see this posted at last! and thankyou.
Mad Poster
#5 Old 11th Dec 2009 at 10:02 AM
Great work on it ! Thanks for sharing
Lab Assistant
#6 Old 11th Dec 2009 at 9:15 PM
This was a really good idea. I'm glad you posted this. Thank you very much for this!
#7 Old 12th Dec 2009 at 12:19 AM
A major addition to the arsenal of OFB fanatics. Thanks!
Test Subject
#8 Old 12th Dec 2009 at 3:02 AM
Thank you for this hack! It'll definitely help when I'm playing an employees house, since they'll actually be home with their family for once!
Test Subject
#9 Old 12th Dec 2009 at 3:48 PM
oooh cool :
Test Subject
#10 Old 12th Dec 2009 at 3:49 PM
grr how anoying sent before i finished. ;/.
i like this just a bit confusing how to use lmao ill have another reed of instructions
Lab Assistant
#11 Old 12th Dec 2009 at 4:40 PM
Nice! I like this
(At a friend's house, so I gotta get home to try this o.o)
good job

graphic designer. how in the world do i still have this account after so many years?
Test Subject
#12 Old 25th Dec 2009 at 10:55 AM
So, how do I hire a specific sim to a specific place?
Original Poster
#13 Old 27th Dec 2009 at 1:29 AM
Originally Posted by Maskelyne
So, how do I hire a specific sim to a specific place?

Uh? Same as you normally would. Play the owner of the business, purchase a lot or start a home business. Pick up the phone and hire employee(s). Whe you switch to the employee's lot, you can adjust the employee's level, which will then set his/her schedule.
Not actually evil.
#14 Old 24th May 2010 at 10:50 PM
Fantastic mod, thank you.

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Original Poster
#15 Old 25th May 2010 at 10:11 AM
Glad you like it
Field Researcher
#16 Old 29th Jul 2010 at 6:58 AM
This an amazing mod, I am glad I found it here, as it is no longer hosted at Sporum. This is a key component to my Sim economy.
Original Poster
#17 Old 31st Jul 2010 at 1:38 AM
I'm glad you like it. Would you enable your PM here?
Original Poster
#18 Old 22nd Jun 2011 at 5:00 PM
Go ahead and tweak it as you like - it has to match you own businesses, after all.
Original Poster
#19 Old 11th Dec 2011 at 2:20 PM
Thank you, I'm glad it's useful for others not just for me.
Test Subject
#20 Old 4th Apr 2020 at 2:16 PM
Excellent, actually edited one line and disabled all days to use with Family business and "hirefamily" hack.
is there any way to get rid "day off" messages ?
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