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5 Day Work Week: Choose Your Own Work Hours (v2.12)

by JaneSimsten Posted 6th Apr 2022 at 2:43 PM - Updated 9th Aug 2022 at 4:43 AM by JaneSimsten
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UPDATE 8/8/22: This mod has been updated and is working with the latest patch. I've completely restructured how the work hours are being set to eliminate bugs where Sims were getting stuck in their careers and to fix bugs with loading data from save files. I've also tested with MCCC's career outfit function and all seems to be in order. EDIT - Reupdated to address a bug where some career objectives weren't completing. Please update to the newest version and let me know if this bug persists!

I've also tested with HSY's active student career and it will work, however if you choose different times for students to have school then students who have different hours may be sent to the rabbithole if you're already following a student. Note: While this will work for active careers, if you choose too short of a workday then not all goals may be accomplishable in time.

Thank you all for your patience with me, and let me know if you run into any bugs with the current version!


Mod Description:
Tired of your vampires working the day shift at the hospital? Playing a runaway teen challenge and you want them to work full time? Maybe you just want all of your Sims to work full time even at the top levels of their career. Now, you can choose your own work hours from a set of full and part time options.

This is NOT an override; it will work on any EA and modded careers that have regular work hours. It will even work on school hours for kids! (It will not work on freelance, odd job, quest, or other similar careers.)

Thank you so much to flauschtrud, drift91, and lenadhel for all of your help testing!!

Installation:
This mod must be unzipped and installed just like any other mod. Like all script mods, it cannot be placed any more than one folder deep in your mods folder. This mod will generate a folder for savedata from the mod - please do not delete this! It is a harmless bit of data that will allow your careers to persist when you reload your game.

How to Use:
To set custom work hours, simply click on your sim's phone and choose "Ask To Change Work Schedule." A series of notifications will pop-up which will allow you to specify which work hours you would like. If notifications don't pop up immediately, try canceling what your sim is doing as sometimes the game gets distracted!

To return to original work hours, click "Return to Company Default Hours." Warning: This will reset your work hours for all careers.

Known Bugs:
  • A bug has been reported that sometimes sims will come home from work but their icon won't say that they're home.  I'm working to figure out what's causing this, but in the meantime if this happens you can reset your sim by shift-clicking on them and you should get their "home from work" notification as usual.
  • There has been a bug reported that sometimes on opening a save the time has been reset to Sunday at 8am; closing and re-opening the save seems to temporarily fix the issue.  
  • If you delete this mod while your sim is at work, the sim will remain at work until the end of their shift even as their work hours have been reset.

If you experience this or any other bugs, please let me know when you can so I can work on a fix.  I am actively addressing any and all bugs as they occur and want to do my best to make this mod as useful as possible.  Any helpful information, including the sim's exact career, whether they were at home or off lot, if you saved while the sim was at work, or anything else you might think could be useful, would be much appreciated!  Thank you so much for your help.

Other Notes:
This mod is fully compatible with TURBODRIVER's multiple career mod. Want your Sim to work as a doctor by morning and criminal by night? Download Turbo's mod at https://modthesims.info/d/653836/unlimited-jobs.html and use 5 Day Work Week to choose hours that won't conflict!

Please drop a comment if you have ideas for other features this mod could have! Hope you enjoy!
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Test Subject
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#26 Old 14th Apr 2022 at 9:29 AM
This is a really cool mod, thank you so much for taking the time to make this :-)
Test Subject
#27 Old 14th Apr 2022 at 11:05 AM
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Originally Posted by JaneSimsten
Hey, thank you so much for your interest! It seems that the bug is caused by the legacy versions (I was able to recreate it). If you're using 64-bit you should be okay, and this mod is available for download again!


Downloading right now! Thank you so much.
Instructor
#28 Old 15th Apr 2022 at 7:39 AM
Very cool mod! I was wondering though...does this work with the get to work active careers?
Test Subject
#29 Old 15th Apr 2022 at 7:51 AM
After installing when my sim goes to work and returns he earns 0 simoleans, when he's promoted he is given an increase of 0 to a total of 0 simoleans an hour. ive uninstalled the mod and it keeps happening anyone else having the issue?
Test Subject
#30 Old 15th Apr 2022 at 11:55 AM
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Originally Posted by segadreamscape
After installing when my sim goes to work and returns he earns 0 simoleans, when he's promoted he is given an increase of 0 to a total of 0 simoleans an hour. ive uninstalled the mod and it keeps happening anyone else having the issue?

I'd try removing all your mods except for your CC and see if you can still reproduce the issue. I can't speak for others, but my Sim seems to be making money just fine. Might either be a mod conflict, or perhaps another mod entirely, causing the issue.

What career is your sim in and what level? From discussing some bugfixes with the author it seems a lot of bugs are specific to certain careers or career types. The more info you think may be relevant that you can provide the easier it should be to figure out what the cause is.
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#31 Old 15th Apr 2022 at 6:41 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by segadreamscape
After installing when my sim goes to work and returns he earns 0 simoleans, when he's promoted he is given an increase of 0 to a total of 0 simoleans an hour. ive uninstalled the mod and it keeps happening anyone else having the issue?


Oh that's such a strange bug! Definitely haven't seen this at all in testing - was this an EA career or a custom career? Did this happen immediately or after you set work hours? Is it just one sim or all of your sims?
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#32 Old 15th Apr 2022 at 6:42 PM
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Originally Posted by rena2sweet4u
Very cool mod! I was wondering though...does this work with the get to work active careers?


This should work with active careers that use a set schedule! I tested it on both the Doctor and Detective careers. It wouldn't work on any gig-based careers, so the Dream Home Decorator career wouldn't work for example.
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#33 Old 19th Apr 2022 at 8:12 PM
After fiddling around with the mod for a while, I'm noticing that the mod keeps resetting every time I start up my save again. I have to literally make my sim redo the work hours every time and then everything works as intended. Is there a fix for this by chance? Thank you so much for any time you take to help me out.
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Original Poster
#34 Old 20th Apr 2022 at 2:55 AM
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Originally Posted by GlowWorm1988
After fiddling around with the mod for a while, I'm noticing that the mod keeps resetting every time I start up my save again. I have to literally make my sim redo the work hours every time and then everything works as intended. Is there a fix for this by chance? Thank you so much for any time you take to help me out.


Oh, that's weird! Is the mod generating a folder called "simsten_work_hours_saves"? If it's easier you can send me a DM with more info because I'd like to get this solved for you.
Scholar
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#35 Old 20th Apr 2022 at 7:24 AM
Thank You! This is something really needed. I really hate the weird work hours Maxis came up with.
Test Subject
#36 Old 30th Apr 2022 at 6:50 PM
I had two toddlers then moved lots and the game went back in time 3 days (I know for sure, because suddenly it was Christmas again!) and my toddlers were babies again!
Lab Assistant
THANKS POST
#37 Old 5th May 2022 at 2:22 AM
If you end up working through those minor hiccups a version that allows for 10 or 12 hour days would be amazing. My workaholic would love that.
Lab Assistant
#38 Old 5th May 2022 at 4:16 PM
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Originally Posted by JaneSimsten
Oh, that's weird! Is the mod generating a folder called "simsten_work_hours_saves"? If it's easier you can send me a DM with more info because I'd like to get this solved for you.


Perhaps I can offer some feedback until the other user can reply.

I just updated your mod and am also now experiencing work hours reverting to default on a new load. My previous version was the file modified on 4/02. I don't think that version had the problem as I never noticed it reset until now. I do have the folder with multiple older versions of the simsten_workweekXX_XXX.json. However, when I make a change a new file is not created.

I have also noticed my work outfit edits are not persisting after leaving CAS. I can copy/paste outfit using MCCC but the change only holds until a reload of the family. This particular issue was present in the previous "the file modified on 4/02" version as well as your current version.

If you need any more information I will check back here. Thanks for all of your hard work.

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Test Subject
#39 Old 6th Jun 2022 at 11:49 AM
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Originally Posted by Nintai
Perhaps I can offer some feedback until the other user can reply.

I just updated your mod and am also now experiencing work hours reverting to default on a new load. My previous version was the file modified on 4/02. I don't think that version had the problem as I never noticed it reset until now. I do have the folder with multiple older versions of the simsten_workweekXX_XXX.json. However, when I make a change a new file is not created.

I have also noticed my work outfit edits are not persisting after leaving CAS. I can copy/paste outfit using MCCC but the change only holds until a reload of the family. This particular issue was present in the previous "the file modified on 4/02" version as well as your current version.

If you need any more information I will check back here. Thanks for all of your hard work.

I have that same issue. I love to use this mod, while my sims are going to university, so they'll still be able to pay their bills, but it's a little frustrating when my sims suddenly go to work in the middle of a week day, and might end up skipping class for it. Besides this bug, I absolutely love this mod and the options it has!
Test Subject
#40 Old 19th Jun 2022 at 1:20 AM
This mod is broken with patch 1.89
Test Subject
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#41 Old 25th Jun 2022 at 7:02 AM
can we get a update pleaseeee
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#42 Old 8th Aug 2022 at 11:13 PM
Thanks for the update!! ))
Test Subject
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#43 Old 9th Aug 2022 at 12:50 AM
Can't complete daily tasks with this new update. Thanks
Test Subject
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#44 Old 10th Aug 2022 at 8:48 PM
This mod is awesome. Thank you so much!
Test Subject
#45 Old 15th Aug 2022 at 7:46 PM
sorry if this is a stupid question, but this mod doesnt allow for complete work schedule customization, does it? like, say i want my sim to work at their job only monday and wednesday, from 8 am to 12 pm. i cant do something like that, can i?
Lab Assistant
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#46 Old 16th Aug 2022 at 6:35 PM
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Originally Posted by mikoto
sorry if this is a stupid question, but this mod doesnt allow for complete work schedule customization, does it? like, say i want my sim to work at their job only monday and wednesday, from 8 am to 12 pm. i cant do something like that, can i?


Hi! Unfortunately not. Each choice of work schedule requires 2 sets of tuning files to make work, so to my knowledge a truly custom interface would not be possible (at least not with my limited scripting skills!). I tried to limit the options so as not to overload users with choices, but I'm definitely open to including more options if there are specific days/times you'd like to see!
Lab Assistant
#47 Old 19th Aug 2022 at 1:52 PM
Downloaded and favorited! Thanks for sharing!
Test Subject
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#48 Old 1st Sep 2022 at 3:12 PM
Hi, is it possible to add the after school activities to this mod? It's frustrating they only occur 3 days a week.
Test Subject
#49 Old 15th Oct 2022 at 12:38 PM
Default mod bug
I was really excited for that mod but unfortunately when I add it to the game all my sims lost their jobs, and their jobs weren't appearing in jobs list
Test Subject
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#50 Old 2nd Nov 2022 at 7:46 PM
Would be thankfull if you could update this mod, love it, don´t work anymore sadly :/
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