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Babysitting Career for Teens and Elders

by EvilSuperStar Posted 9th Dec 2008 at 3:14 PM - Updated 14th Mar 2009 at 8:42 PM by EvilSuperStar
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Hi everyone this is a babysitting career for teens and elders as requested by horselover1121 (aero87 here at MTS2) over at the offical TS2 site. There are chance cards for all three levels and the career icon is the same as the service icon in the game because it's similar to nannying (although I'm sure your sims will be much better than those pesky nannys).



The career has its own GUID and therefore should not overwrite any game careers, or any custom ones you have installed. I tested this extensively in my own game, as well as using Numenor's any game starter, but if you do experience any problems please don't hesitate to let me know.



Unfortunately you will need at least one expansion pack for this career to work.

Below are the job descriptions for each level.

Babysitter:
Wage - $99
Hours - 7pm-11pm
Days Worked - M Th F Sa Su

Babysitting sounds like an easy way to make some money and after posting leaflets around the neighbourhood you've managed to rustle up some customers. Keep the children and parents happy and you'll earn some decent tips to add to your income. How hard can looking after a few kids be, right..?

Trusted Sitter:
Wage - $130
Hours - 6pm-11pm
Days Worked - M F Sa Su

Your babysitting skills are known far and wide (well, throughout the town anyway) and you've got parents clamouring for your time. Keep coming up with creative ways to keep the children you sit happy, quiet and clean (finger painting's definitely out – the paint goes everywhere) and try not to let anyone have too much sugar or there'll be more crazy than you can handle.

Nanny:
Wage - $165
Hours - 3pm-7pm
Days Worked - M Tu W Th F

The last family you babysat for were so impressed by you that they've decided to hire you as their nanny. Mr and Mrs Taylor are well off which means the money's pretty good, but the children are total brats and will do their absolute best to get you fired. While you're trying to get them to like you (bribery's always good) make sure you don't mess up, or they'll have you out of there faster than you can say 'Spawn of Satan'.

There won't be an adult version of this career because I'm afraid I don't know enough about related jobs to come up with ten levels and chance cards for each of them!

EDIT (12/1/09): An adult version of this career is in the process of being written - not just by me, but my Flickzy, Sinniti and Tom420 who are all fabulous! Although they'll be linked up, the adult version is more likely to be called 'Childcare' than 'Babysitting'

EDIT (14/3/09): File re-uploaded after the site went boom! You should now be able to download the file again.

Additional Credits:
Thank you to Emma Barrett and her fabulous career tutorial which really does make things much easier!

Also thanks to Numenor for his handy any game starter.

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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Instructor
#2 Old 9th Dec 2008 at 5:33 PM
This looks pretty nice! Thanks!
Lab Assistant
#3 Old 9th Dec 2008 at 5:54 PM
Ooooh perfect, thank you so much!!!

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Lab Assistant
#4 Old 9th Dec 2008 at 6:03 PM
Thank you for this, but, may I go off topic?

Where'd you get her hair?

Please PM me.

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Test Subject
#5 Old 9th Dec 2008 at 6:31 PM
Very very creative! Nice job!
Test Subject
#6 Old 9th Dec 2008 at 7:56 PM
This is so great. A job that makes sense for teens and elders. Looks great. I am excited to play it!
Test Subject
#7 Old 9th Dec 2008 at 8:15 PM
If you wanted to do an adult career for this give me a PM and I could help you. It's my career :-P I've always wanted my Simself to have my job! :-)
if not never mind, I'll just let my teens and elders enjoy the wonders of looking after young children all day every day.
thanks and well done, looks great

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Top Secret Researcher
#8 Old 9th Dec 2008 at 9:26 PM
definitely a great career for teens! thanks!
Lab Assistant
#9 Old 9th Dec 2008 at 10:22 PM
whoa! that's really cool. what was the answer to the chance card you showed? My guess is 365 llamas.

When a girl has become one with her pony, she feels ultimate togetherness and love. The pony, on the other hand, just wants her messy bran slop and to go back to her warm, comfy stall for the rest of her life. Things such as this are different as you would think it to be.
Test Subject
#10 Old 9th Dec 2008 at 11:19 PM
So cool, can't wait to try this in my game.
Lab Assistant
#11 Old 9th Dec 2008 at 11:26 PM
This is brilliant! What a perfect career for a teen or elder sim. Cheers!
Lab Assistant
#12 Old 10th Dec 2008 at 12:13 AM
Have used this in game most of the night, works well and is perfect for my sims stories, thanks again!!! <333

Let the music smother me
Whole weekend recovery
Dancing on a Friday night
Field Researcher
#13 Old 10th Dec 2008 at 1:33 AM
Good idea, downloaded. I'm wondering why this idea never came to my mind, it should have been so obvious!

Noticed a slight mistake in the description. "babysitting career for teens and..." elders I guess

Personally I would have made some slight changes to the first level. Please don't take it as a complaint, I'm just giving out my opinion. I would have lowered the wage a bit (like $80 -- babysitters aren't making much money) and would have used only 3 days instead of five (perhaps Th-F-Sa). The hours seems realistic to me.

My first upload was a career. I'm still trying to write another one, but I'm out of inspiration. Keep it up, you are one career ahead of me with two

Flickzy: If EvilSuperStar rejects your request, please PM me. I'm interested.
Lab Assistant
#14 Old 10th Dec 2008 at 1:44 AM
This is the first career I have ever downloaded! I always felt teens and elders should have a few more options. Thanks for sharing!
Test Subject
#15 Old 10th Dec 2008 at 3:13 AM
Thank you for this! I love the idea! and I absolutely love the " painting " on the wall, so cute!!! <3
Test Subject
#16 Old 10th Dec 2008 at 1:50 PM
Thanks very much for sharing this cool career with us. *bows*

The painting on the wall, is it possible to download it somewhere? It's so cute.

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Test Subject
#17 Old 10th Dec 2008 at 4:59 PM
This is great- i never download jobs but i just had to have this one!
Please can some one send me a link to the painting?Its so cute!
Thanks for making this :-)
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#18 Old 10th Dec 2008 at 8:31 PM
Thank you so much to everyone for your comments, they've just cheered me up after a thoroughly miserable day!

Tom420 - Thank you for pointing out my mistake, I've corrected it now lol. I didn't take it as a complaint at all, all constructive criticism is welcome . It's a fair point about the wage, it probably is a bit high for babysitting. However, the reason I set it to five days was just because it seemed wrong to start off on fewer days and then increase it on the higher levels. Did that make sense or am I just rambling?!

The painting is a fabulous recolour which can be downloaded here. It's by my fave artist, Kurt Halsey, and you can check out more of his stuff at www.kurthalsey.com

Lastly, Elle's hair is a gorgeous recolour of a Peggy mesh from GoS. Click here to download it.

Thanks again everyone!
Field Researcher
#19 Old 11th Dec 2008 at 12:53 AM
Oh you have a point there, regarding the 5-days week for the level-1. Perhaps I was looking at it from a realistic point of view rather than a game balance point of view. Leave it as is, it's just fine
Top Secret Researcher
#20 Old 13th Dec 2008 at 8:24 AM
Awesome work! I never use custom careers but this is made so well that I just have to have it, thank you.
Test Subject
#21 Old 13th Dec 2008 at 2:40 PM
Wow. this is really cool!! i know you said you can't but an adult version would be really cool, only because I too cannot think of ten levels and it would be cool if anyone could...

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Scholar
#22 Old 19th Dec 2008 at 11:42 PM
I told myself not to download any more careers since ridding my downloads folder of them a while back, but this one's just too good to pass up! Why hadn't someone thought of this before?
Scholar
#23 Old 21st Dec 2008 at 1:52 AM
Awesome!!!! I can't wait to use it in my game! And where did you get "Elle's" hairstyle in the picture? I love it!
Lab Assistant
#24 Old 31st Dec 2008 at 5:23 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by missMSBplayer
Awesome!!!! I can't wait to use it in my game! And where did you get "Elle's" hairstyle in the picture? I love it!


If you look maybe 4 posts up Evil has told us already.

Great career Evil, Ive already started the Adult version in writing, wish I could do the complicated part...

Life is a curious game..
Lab Assistant
#25 Old 8th Jan 2009 at 2:22 AM
WOW!! Really like this career. I've already downloaded and it played and it works out with my teen sims. Thanks and Keep up the good work
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