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Everyday Housewife "Career"

by Lavaster Posted 1st Sep 2010 at 1:06 PM - Updated 6th Sep 2010 at 8:58 PM by Lavaster
54 Comments / replies (Who?) - 25 Feedback Posts
UPDATE 9/6/2010: German translation added. All credit goes to newsjunkie for adding the German strings!
Feel free to comment; I check all comments on this download many times a day. Also, if I change anything in the career, I'll update this thread and I'll put **Redownload on the title. So I'm basically saying that I'm supporting this career to the best of my ability!
Can I haz cookie now?
First off, the important details:
-EP Compatible/Ready
-Has its own GUID/Group ID (This means it will not overwrite any careers)
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Some Notes:
-This career works for BOTH female and male ADULT Sims.
-This career does not really pay your Sim any money; in fact, it takes away money due to life costs and purchases. This is to make the 'career' more realistic; in real life, you don't get paid to buy sweet breads or go to the spa, you PAY for that! Only at level 10 that your Sim actually gets paid money.
-It's recommended your Sim has a bookcase! :D
-I made this in SimPE and later enhanced the career greatly using Bidou's Career Editor.
-This was made off of Emma_Barrett's career template, so many thanks to her!
Please note that the weird shadow/glow effect on the icon has been fixed. Not entirely, but so that it isn't as noticeable. The icon looks more "normal," in other words, but not completely. So the snapshots/pics show that the icon looks weird. This, like I just said, has been fixed as much as I could fix it.
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If you have any questions, problems, find a typo, or something about the career isn't functioning as it should, please comment or PM me to notify me. I check MTS several times a day.
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Please note the following CAREER DESCRIPTIONS are for the adult females. I just changed a few words in the male version so that it didn't sound too feminine. For example, I changed housewife to househusband. Other than that, it's the same descriptions.
1. Take-out Abuser
You’re still not too comfortable cooking for yourself and your spouse, so you go out to pick up some take-out food. In the long run it may not be very healthy, but at least it’s tasty! (And not burnt!)


2. Grocery Shopping
You’re now shopping for groceries! You use these groceries to cook for you and your spouse. Shopping is easier than you thought… well, when you know what an asparagus looks like!


3. Baby-sitting
Apparently another fellow housewife asked you if you could babysit her two toddlers for a while. Since it came with pay, you said yes! Luckily for you, these two toddlers aren’t that bad… you quickly figured out how to take care of these types of little tots!


4. Frugal Shopper
You’re now clipping those coupons from the newspapers to save more money on groceries. You’re also able to find some darn good deals on fruits, veggies, and meats. Keep this up and you may become the best grocery shopper in town! Erm… not that there’s a competition, of course.


5. Baby Shower Shopping
Because Mrs. Simpson was happy with how you handled her toddlers, you know more about what toddlers and babies like, from toys to decorations to food. Well, now that one of your neighbors are hosting a baby shower next week, it’s time to start shopping for baby shower gifts! At least it’s more fun than grocery shopping!


6. Laundromat Rookie
You’ve started going to the local Laundromat for your laundry needs; you still need to find out how these machines work, though. At least now you know that using bleach on colorful polos is NOT a good idea!


7. Bakery Buyer
Every now and then a person can treat themselves, right? Well, it’s time to indulge yourself with sweet bread and muffins! You go to the local small bakery and buy muffins and other sweet breads.


8. Laundromat Expert
You’ve finally figured out how to work the laundry machines and which machines work better than others. Until you get your own laundry machine (or at least a nice one), this place will have to do. Who knew laundry could be so easy!

9. Salon Freak
Ever since you discovered the Spa/Salon down the street, you’ve been going there getting facials, massages, and more! It really does help you wind down and enjoy the pleasures of life. If only life was a spa! The treatments add up to fairly expensive costs, though, so maybe it’d be best to look out for those discounts and coupons you’ve been hearing so much about!


10. Supreme Housewife
You’re now a not-so-desperate housewife! Congratulations! You now know how to work out life the easy and simple way and know how to save money. Not only that, you’re now earning money from your cash-back rewards and some other complicated stuff you signed up for! Who knew being a frugal yet awesome housewife could be so much easier than they say?
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NOTE: This originally was posted only on Joninmobile's Sims 2/3 site, TheNinthWaveSims , but I finally decided to upload it here.
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PICTURES
Please click to enlarge.




Hair Credits
The female shown in the thumbnail has a CC hairstyle. You can get it here ; press Ctrl+F and type in hair . The first result is the hair in the thumbnail.
The original site where you can get the hair is here, but it's pay.

Translation Credits
German translation: newsjunkie

Additional Credits: SimPE Bidou's Career Editor
MTS
TheNinthWaveSims
Emma_Barrett
MTS Career Creators!
Paint.NET (used to make the icon and pictures.)

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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Lab Assistant
#2 Old 1st Sep 2010 at 1:33 PM
Wow, an unusal but true to life career. Have to have this. Thank you so much
Banned
#3 Old 1st Sep 2010 at 7:12 PM
Cool career! Thanks for crediting my site hehe
Field Researcher
#4 Old 1st Sep 2010 at 10:10 PM
Must have, must have, must have ..... Thanks for creating this.

Be the type of Christian that when your feet hit the floor in the morning, the devil says: "Oh no! They're up!"

"You call me a Jesus Freak like it's a bad thing!"

"For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind." - (2 Timothy 1:7 KJV)
Lab Assistant
#5 Old 1st Sep 2010 at 11:15 PM
this is soooo awesome
Top Secret Researcher
Original Poster
#6 Old 2nd Sep 2010 at 12:24 AM
You're welcome everybody! :D
This was actually an old idea of mine, but I decided to make it more into a housewife thing.


ENTJ
Lab Assistant
#7 Old 2nd Sep 2010 at 2:52 AM
How much money does it take each day? (Love that idea, btw, much more true to life!)
Top Secret Researcher
Original Poster
#8 Old 2nd Sep 2010 at 3:15 AM
@Kayee: It depends on what "errand" your Sim is currently running. It also is dependent on the chance cards GREATLY; that's why I say that people really shouldn't skip the chance cards, because there isn't a physically bad result that comes from them. **SPOILER-ish** For example, one of the chance cards in the Grocery Shopping "level" asks what your Sim wants to buy. (It lists two different veggies as different choices; sometimes choosing the more expensive one gives your Sim a skill point, sometimes it doesn't.) Option A and Option B both list the different veggies, but they also list the price(s) that your Sim pays if they select a certain veggie. Once selected, money is deducted from the household funds.


ENTJ
Field Researcher
#9 Old 2nd Sep 2010 at 3:40 AM
You know, I've been thinking about this career and it would be perfect for a Stepford Wife. I think I'm going to find a Faith Hill sim and make Sarah Sunderson. I really do love this career. Thanks again for making it.

Be the type of Christian that when your feet hit the floor in the morning, the devil says: "Oh no! They're up!"

"You call me a Jesus Freak like it's a bad thing!"

"For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind." - (2 Timothy 1:7 KJV)
Test Subject
#10 Old 2nd Sep 2010 at 6:05 AM
Yeah! it's really cool..... I downloaded and put in game immediately. thanks
Forum Resident
#11 Old 2nd Sep 2010 at 7:11 AM
That female sim that you portrayed, I like her hair! Where did you find it???

Please come check out my SIms 2 Story "Love Child" Caution: Must be 18+
Field Researcher
#12 Old 2nd Sep 2010 at 8:08 AM
This is a very interesting idea! I'll have to try it out in my game right away!

"When it melts, what does snow become?"
"It becomes...spring!" -Fruits Basket
Lab Assistant
#13 Old 2nd Sep 2010 at 6:12 PM
great idea!

Jody
(Pawzim / jrb2037)
Test Subject
#14 Old 2nd Sep 2010 at 10:28 PM
great career, works fab in my game, many thanks
Top Secret Researcher
Original Poster
#15 Old 3rd Sep 2010 at 12:29 AM
Hey, thanks everyone! Glad you all like it! If there's anything I could fix or add to it, please comment!
Also, could someone test it with an adult male Sim? Thanks!
@SparkleSim: You can get it here: http://www.thesimsresource.com/arti...air-/id/879900/
But since you have to subscribe, just get it here:
http://paysites.mustbedestroyed.org...s2/tsr/simal10/
Just hold and press Ctrl+F and type in 'hair.' The first result is the Breeze hair, which is the one I used.


ENTJ
Forum Resident
#16 Old 3rd Sep 2010 at 6:37 AM
That's fantastic! Thank you, Lavaster!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Lavaster
Hey, thanks everyone! Glad you all like it! If there's anything I could fix or add to it, please comment!
Also, could someone test it with an adult male Sim? Thanks!
@SparkleSim: You can get it here: http://www.thesimsresource.com/arti...air-/id/879900/
But since you have to subscribe, just get it here:
http://paysites.mustbedestroyed.org...s2/tsr/simal10/
Just hold and press Ctrl+F and type in 'hair.' The first result is the Breeze hair, which is the one I used.

Please come check out my SIms 2 Story "Love Child" Caution: Must be 18+
Test Subject
#17 Old 3rd Sep 2010 at 6:56 AM
It's good to install that kind of game mods!I hope you can create celebrities life career
Test Subject
#18 Old 3rd Sep 2010 at 10:09 AM
I just wanna say that I love this one, it's so realistic! But I want to know how long they work, on average per day, and how much they earn at the last career level?

Thanks!
Test Subject
#19 Old 3rd Sep 2010 at 2:22 PM
Man am I going to have a lot of fun with this.

Thank youuu Lavaster <3
/gives cookies

"No matter how gifted you cannot change the world." - L Lawliet
Field Researcher
#20 Old 3rd Sep 2010 at 2:32 PM
until now I never downloaded careers but yours is a must. I put it in the downloadsfolder, how can I find the new career? Which category on computers or newspaper? I am german
thanks for creating this cool mod
Field Researcher
#21 Old 3rd Sep 2010 at 5:15 PM
It's not a career, it's better!
It's more like a LIFESTYLE! To give the Sims that added realism is very thoughtful.
You've helped me actually simulate a life, I always wondered how much Bella would spend if I let her go shopping on her own - Thankyou!
Top Secret Researcher
Original Poster
#22 Old 4th Sep 2010 at 12:27 AM
@TrivialSim13: You're welcome! If you have ANY problems, issues, or suggestions, let me know!
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Originally Posted by Miyavizm
I just wanna say that I love this one, it's so realistic! But I want to know how long they work, on average per day, and how much they earn at the last career level?

Thanks!

I tried to put the hours/days accordingly to the "level"/ task. So your Sim probably won't go to the spa every day, nor they will not baby shower shop every single day.
Quote:
Originally Posted by shazza1
Man am I going to have a lot of fun with this.

Thank youuu Lavaster <3
/gives cookies

Thanks! I got me some cookiez! :P
Quote:
Originally Posted by 15pupmaus49
until now I never downloaded careers but yours is a must. I put it in the downloadsfolder, how can I find the new career? Which category on computers or newspaper? I am german
thanks for creating this cool mod

First control the Sim you want to have it and go to either the computer or use the newspaper. It should eventually pop up saying, "Would you like to be a grocery shopper in the Everyday Housewife/husband career?" Say yes. It won't always say this, though; I recommend MogHughson's wonderful job board which you can get here.


ENTJ
Instructor
#23 Old 4th Sep 2010 at 4:09 AM
I never downloaded careers either, but this is a must try! thank you : )
Lab Assistant
#24 Old 4th Sep 2010 at 6:29 AM
One of my favorite witches just married Leo the butler. I gotta try this on him!! Thanks ever so!
Field Researcher
#25 Old 4th Sep 2010 at 10:00 AM
First control the Sim you want to have it and go to either the computer or use the newspaper. It should eventually pop up saying, "Would you like to be a grocery shopper in the Everyday Housewife/husband career?" Say yes. It won't always say this, though; I recommend MogHughson's wonderful job board which you can get here.[/QUOTE]


thanks for your help, mog's jobseeking noticeboard is great. Now I found the career on computers newspaper and noticeboard.

In german language it is hidden under "Gesetzeshüter"-take out abuser
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