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UpsideDown Career

by CrazySheep808 Posted 30th Aug 2008 at 5:55 AM - Updated 28th Mar 2011 at 10:05 AM by CrazySheep808 : Updating search parameters
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Hi Guys

This career starts at the top and as you get promoted the daily wage goes down. I thought it would be an interesting idea so I made it, and it's a waste not to upload it really, so if your curiosity is piqued, here you go!
Also, I made it difficult to get promoted beyond level one so if you just want your sim to earn bucketloads of cash... :P

All chance cards are included, it's got it's own guid etc, it's ep ready but shouldn't require them. I have tested it in my game but if it's not working for you please let me know, I might be able to tweak it a bit.

So here are the levels:

Level One: Big Spender, $2500, 0900-1300 Mon-Thurs
You are one of the most prominent figures in Simcity, and no restaurant feels valid until you have eaten there at least twice. As such, you need the money to support your profile. Enjoy it while it lasts!

Level Two: Charity Diner, $2200, 1900-2300 Thurs-Sat
It’s not a charity dinner unless you’re there. And what a lifestyle! You spend your time relaxing at luxurious parties, all in aid of needy children or other worthy causes. There is no reason to feel guilty at all! Unless...maybe...you get promoted!

Level Three: Trendy HousePartier, $2000, 1800-0000 Fri-Sat
The high life is still yours, but now you have to contend with little sticky fingers. Balance your responsibilities, and you may find yourself on holiday sooner than you think.

Level Four: Overseas Vacationer, $1700, 0700-1500 Mon-Fri
You are paid to try out pre-packaged holidays, yet you still sleep in your own bed every night. What a way to live!

Level Five: Middleman, $1500, 0900-1700 Mon-Fri
The Rat Race is beginning to catch up with you. The family’s demands are rising and your subordinates at work are biting at your heels. A promotion might provide some relief.

Level Six: Empty Nester, $1300, 1000-1900 Tues-Fri
Whew, you have a bit of breathing space! Your job is yours to do as you will without some manager peering constantly over your shoulder.

Level Seven: Potterer, $1100, 1100-1600 Tues-Sat
You know the ageing artist sometimes seen in the gardens next to the community swimming pool? That’s you, if you like painting. The council has hired you to potter around, wherever you feel the will, to give the community some character.

Level Eight: Roadcone, $800, 0700-1900 Mon-Sat
After all that time pottering, it is nice to finally do something useful! And what could be better than stopping cars crashing into each other at roadworks? It’s a long day but the rewards are worth it.

Level Nine, Early Bedtimer, $550, 1000-1400 Mon-Thurs
Shorter days, less expenses... there are many positive things about going to bed early! Now is your chance. Enjoy the extra sleep!

Level Ten: Hermit, $100, 0800-1200 Wed-Sat
You have reached the top, or rather the bottom, of the UpsideDown Career track. Congratulations! As a hermit you have no need of fancy stuff or expensive furniture. You live happily on very little, and take the time to enjoy the best things in life- the things that come for free.


I hope you enjoy it!


Additional Credits:
The usual...tutorials on this site, simPE, the whole community :P
Tags: #upsidedown, #upside, #down, #career

Age: Adult
Career Type: N/A / Other
Chance cards: All

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Forum Resident
#2 Old 30th Aug 2008 at 6:12 AM
What an interesting idea! Awesome!

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#3 Old 30th Aug 2008 at 6:14 AM
Very cool! LOL, I can start a sim at the "top" and use another cheat to keep him/her there.

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#4 Old 30th Aug 2008 at 6:16 AM
I like the concept of the job, but not necessarily the backwards part. great job thank you for sharing it.

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#5 Old 30th Aug 2008 at 6:37 AM
What an original idea! I really like the backwardness of it. The challenge is to get promoted as fast as you can because its just way too easy to make money in the game. Thanks for sharing.

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#6 Old 30th Aug 2008 at 1:07 PM
hehe, cool idea, kudos!

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#7 Old 30th Aug 2008 at 2:17 PM
You are Crazy!!!!! But I like it Thank you.

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#8 Old 30th Aug 2008 at 7:03 PM
How weird...but I dig it!
Thanks for sharing - you should make some more jobs for us too...maybe "normal" ones this time 'cause you seem to have a knack for the descriptions and chance cards.
Good Job once again - keep up the good work!

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Lab Assistant
#9 Old 30th Aug 2008 at 9:19 PM
Very cool, I may just for fun download it...
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#10 Old 31st Aug 2008 at 1:33 AM
I like the idea...athough if anything, the wage doesn't go down fast enough But great idea...love the descriptions, too.

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#11 Old 1st Sep 2008 at 12:36 AM
I won't use it, but I gotta say this sim career models my RL better than any of the other ones do Thanks for challenging Sim assumptions about the good life!
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#12 Old 2nd Sep 2008 at 11:43 AM
thank you very much

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Test Subject
#13 Old 7th Sep 2008 at 5:55 PM
A fresh idea, I like it, thanks!
If you feel like doing more careers, please consider doing a realistically sounding "serious" career with no insane pay, if you have some free time on your hands :D. I'd really like to have a career for "poor Sims", so that even when they reach the top they don't get too much, this way it would make sense to marry a poor Sim to a rich one :D. Unfortunately there are no truly bad jobs in Sims 2 with small pay
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#14 Old 9th Sep 2008 at 7:48 AM
I'm happy to make a serious career if there's a good idea behind it. I have already uploaded a Winemaking one, and am working on an Oil Baron (at somebody else's suggestion), both are 'normal'. If you have any ideas please let me know

A 'poor' sim career? Hmm...I'll see what I can do!

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Test Subject
#15 Old 10th Sep 2008 at 11:02 AM
What a funky idea! Way cool
Test Subject
#16 Old 11th Sep 2008 at 7:14 PM
CrazySheep, I liked your wine making career, too Well, I don't really know at the moment what would make a poor career, otherwise I'd try to suggest something.It should be something very realistic, like in real life I guess, something that a person without higher education would do! But obviously it would be a little difficult to make up 10 levels for, say, a flaw sweeper or a librarian , so something more interesting is needed. But basically I think that any job would do, if only sims don't become "the best" in the end, like becoming a company owner when in the beginning they were a mere shop assistant, or a celebrity chef in in culinary career track...
Anyway, I have one idea (not about a poor career), but am not sure whether I should voice it, it's a little crazy. But well, I saw a drug-dealer career here, so if such things are ok for this site, then this one must be ok, too... What I had in mind is a hooker career for romance sims Not sure if everybody would like it, but it would be pretty fun to make a romance sim try it, they always want such things anyway, so why not give them such a career? It could start with a cheap model or night club dancer, then move on to a strip-dancer or something, and "good" promotions at the last levels could include something like a superstar in erotic movies . At least it sounds more respectable than other levels in such a career would, and the end of a career should sound respectable. The main skills would be charisma and body then. What do you think?
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#17 Old 12th Sep 2008 at 12:39 PM
Wow, I wouldn't have thought I'd like this idea, but I actually love it, the way you've set it up. I think the beginning pay is perhaps too much, but then again, there are real life people who are born into money and make millions every day! This could definitely work for one or two Sim families. Thanks
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#18 Old 14th Sep 2008 at 3:04 AM
Thanks everyone for all the positive comments! I'm glad it's being played and enjoyed .

A hooker career, huh? I'm not sure it would be appropriate, or that I'd want to make it. I'll think about it, and maybe ask the moderators. Thankyou for your suggestion though!

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#19 Old 14th Sep 2008 at 12:20 PM
best.idea.ever.
XD
thanks

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#20 Old 19th Sep 2008 at 12:30 PM
what, the upside down career or the hooker career? lol

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#21 Old 2nd Oct 2008 at 5:46 PM
Oh My Giddy Aunt!

I Wuvv this thing!
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#22 Old 28th Oct 2008 at 3:56 AM
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Originally Posted by ViveaRu
CrazySheep,... Not sure if everybody would like it, but it would be pretty fun to make a romance sim try it, they always want such things anyway, so why not give them such a career? It could start with a cheap model or night club dancer, then move on to a strip-dancer or something, and "good" promotions at the last levels could include something like a superstar in erotic movies . At least it sounds more respectable than other levels in such a career would, and the end of a career should sound respectable. The main skills would be charisma and body then. What do you think?


Sounds like a good idea to me too. Your suggestion got me thinking though of something I hear often. Not to be too cliche` but what about the stripper top level being graduate from med school/become a doc? Since I always have heard, I'm just doing this to put myself thru school... Maybe there could be two choices (?maybe separate mods?) like go on to become an 'erotic Superstar' or 'pursue a degree while stripping'.

On that same note I've wondered If careers have 10 levels up, shouldn't they have levels down as well? What if (kinda of like your idea) Sims aren't successful but sink lower? Where if they make the wrong choice on the chance card they might slowly sink to the bottom level.

(current real world situations aside) i.e. the Bank CEO gets caught stealing from the company and moves down the corporate ladder instead of up; of course that means the stripper could end up lonely and disheveled depending on how rl you make the game...

Just a few thoughts. I wish I knew how to make these careers, thanks for the ones you've offered

P.S. I'd really love a Nanny career so my NPC's could keep their jobs after I move them in... do you know of one?
Test Subject
#23 Old 11th Nov 2008 at 12:48 AM
LOL!!! wow!!! This is the best Career EVERRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR
Test Subject
#24 Old 28th Nov 2008 at 5:39 PM
I like but I think someone should make an acting career
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#25 Old 14th Dec 2008 at 6:20 AM
DaSpecial1, I don't know about an erotic movie star career, I don't want to make that, but chance cards can be made to move sims down one level, or all the way to the bottom, whatever you want, so sinking is already kinda doable!

As for a nanny career, there is another upload of all the NPC careers on this site. ie someone's made a nanny, gardener, maid career.. I wasn't that interested but they looked pretty good. I'd recommend checking that out

Crazysheep

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