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Writer Work from Home

by NoelleBellefleur Posted 10th Apr 2017 at 10:44 PM - Updated 25th Dec 2020 at 2:05 PM by NoelleBellefleur : Update changes
97 Comments / replies (Who?) - 7 Feedback Posts, 18 Thanks Posts
Update

Updated for the latest (dec 14) patch.
Added new assignments: 'Conduct research' for all tracks, 'Blog about feelings' for the basic track, 'Record a video', 'Edit video', 'Upload video', 'Plant bug', 'Listen in on sim', 'Find Evidence' for the Journalist track.
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Older updates

This mod should be compatible with the seasons patch, I checked the files, but I uploaded an updated version with new assignments: writing playful, romantic, motivational and children's book. If you want these assignments to show up, please download the mod again.
If you still run into any problems (e.g. missing texts, because I could not test all assigments), please let me know in the comments.

Mod description
I made my first mod that enables the "work from home" option for the writer career. Working from home has the same mechanism that came with City Living careers. You will get a notification 1 hour before work where you can choose from sending your sim to work, working from home or taking PTO. Then you get two assignments if you choose the "work from home" option. Most of the assignments are the same as other careers' (social media, critic, activist), but there are some new tasks, especially after choosing a branch for your sim.

Below there are a few examples of the daily assignments.

Writer (before choosing a branch) career assignments
  • improving writing skill
  • reading books
  • visiting different neighborhoods

Author career assignments
  • improving writing and logic skills
  • writing books
  • reading books
  • publishing books

Journalist career assignments
  • taking photos at different venues
  • interviewing sims
  • visiting festivals
  • rummaging bins for information
  • writing articles

Please tell me if you run into any problems.
I hope you will enjoy it

Additional Credits:
This mod was made with Sims 4 Studio, so many thanks to them

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 4 City Living
Built with Game Version: 1.28.25.10
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Instructor
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#2 Old 10th Apr 2017 at 10:57 PM
Awesome, thank you very much for this mod! I was just about to create a new writer Sim. But I dislike sending my Sims away and needing to wait the whole day till they come back. So this will come in handy!
Test Subject
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#3 Old 10th Apr 2017 at 11:19 PM
Thank you! <3
Test Subject
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#4 Old 10th Apr 2017 at 11:42 PM
This is awesome, thank you! More careers really need this option and writing just makes sense for it.
Test Subject
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#5 Old 11th Apr 2017 at 12:13 AM
sounds more fun than the actual career in the game! Thank you.
Lab Assistant
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#6 Old 11th Apr 2017 at 12:22 AM
Sounds great. I always felt the Writer (and Painter) careers were sort of pointless in the base game, so this seems like a really great way to breathe some life into them. Can't wait to give it a try!
Instructor
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#7 Old 11th Apr 2017 at 12:36 AM
I'm always for career improvements so cool idea I was using turbo careers but this sounds better love you for that
Test Subject
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#8 Old 11th Apr 2017 at 1:08 AM
This is awesome!
Instructor
#9 Old 11th Apr 2017 at 2:11 AM
somebody mentioned painter in the comments! That would actually be amazing if you could add that too in the future! PS. I just tested the first work day as a writer and it worked perfectly! I fulfilled the two goals that came up and after that the work was over, My Sim did not need to stay until 7 PM. which would have been the normal work day hour.

The Truth is out there!
Test Subject
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#10 Old 11th Apr 2017 at 7:51 AM
thank you!
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#11 Old 11th Apr 2017 at 8:11 AM
I know it sounds hard people comes with many requests but maybe you'd consider add one day such option for detective with some tasks to make at home as private detective career
Test Subject
#12 Old 11th Apr 2017 at 9:52 AM
Does it work well with Zerbu's Career/School mods?
Test Subject
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#13 Old 11th Apr 2017 at 11:47 AM
I've been waiting for something like this. Thank you!
Test Subject
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#14 Old 11th Apr 2017 at 12:41 PM
Terrific idea! Thank you!
Instructor
#15 Old 11th Apr 2017 at 6:01 PM
Amazing, thank you!!! I wish painters could work form home too...

"Deep down I'm pretty superficial"

Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#16 Old 11th Apr 2017 at 6:28 PM
Thank you for all the positive feedbacks. Currently I am working on other careers, but I am planning to enable the work from home option for all of them, so I will prioritize the painter career since it seems popular.
Lab Assistant
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#17 Old 11th Apr 2017 at 6:31 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by atanvarnie
Does it work well with Zerbu's Career/School mods?


I think it won't work with Zerbu's Turbo Career mod, because they change the same files, but it should work fine with the School mod.
Test Subject
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#18 Old 11th Apr 2017 at 6:36 PM
Thank you.
Instructor
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#19 Old 11th Apr 2017 at 6:41 PM
cool don't forget about detective just saying hahah great work
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#20 Old 11th Apr 2017 at 7:10 PM
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Originally Posted by aadrianova
cool don't forget about detective just saying hahah great work


I will look into it, but I'm afraid it will be harder to mod because I think the active careers are based on a different structure
Test Subject
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#21 Old 11th Apr 2017 at 10:40 PM
Thank you!!!! This looks awesome! I hope you will make more of these for different careers! The tech guru career would be cool.
Scholar
#22 Old 12th Apr 2017 at 3:38 AM
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Originally Posted by NoelleBellefleur
Thank you for all the positive feedbacks. Currently I am working on other careers, but I am planning to enable the work from home option for all of them, so I will prioritize the painter career since it seems popular.


Thank you - the Painter career would be perfect (and so much more sensible)!
Scholar
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#23 Old 12th Apr 2017 at 3:39 AM
Thank you again! I really missed the self-employed careers from Sims 3.
Test Subject
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#24 Old 12th Apr 2017 at 8:53 PM
So Excited!!
Lab Assistant
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#25 Old 13th Apr 2017 at 8:20 AM
This is a brilliant idea <3
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