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Struggling Artist's Pension

by CrazySheep808 Posted 28th Sep 2009 at 1:59 AM - Updated 28th Mar 2011 at 10:06 AM by CrazySheep808 : Updating search parameters
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Hey everybody,

This is similar to my World Class Nanny NPC Career: ( ). I offered to upload it if there was any interest and yes there is! Yay!

Made with Darren Dreamer in mind, this career provides stability for sims who feel the creative pull but cannot afford to take the risk!

The Struggling Artist's Pension:
The weekly trip to the Dole office!
10-11am every Tuesday and Thursday
Promotions (with pay rises) occur with each new creativity point gained, pay starts at $100/week (50/day) and rises to $400 (200/day).
There are no chance cards.
I originally made this as a once-a-week job but there are so few opportunities for promotion that way, so I changed it to twice a week and cut each payment in half. If it needs more tweaking please let me know!

Enjoy :-)

Additional Credits:
*High fives MTS*
Tags: #artist, #pension, #dole, #struggling

Age: Adult
Career Type: N/A / Other
Chance cards: None

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Lab Assistant
#2 Old 28th Sep 2009 at 2:27 AM
This is a great idea - like an "unemployment" for sims. When I tried to download, though, the only file was a .png.

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#3 Old 28th Sep 2009 at 2:46 AM Last edited by plasticbox : 28th Sep 2009 at 4:03 PM.
I'm tagging this because the actual upload has gone missing somehow. Fixed, thank you.

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#4 Old 28th Sep 2009 at 3:50 AM
Funny and useful. :D

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Original Poster
#5 Old 28th Sep 2009 at 1:02 PM
Sorry guys my mistake. I replaced the .rar with one containing the actual career, not just the picture! Please redownload

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#6 Old 28th Sep 2009 at 4:27 PM
Oh how cool, thank you!
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#7 Old 28th Sep 2009 at 4:28 PM
This is a cool idea!

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Test Subject
#8 Old 28th Sep 2009 at 7:28 PM
if your sims already have a few creativity point, will it get rewarded for them, or is it creativity points gainted after taking the job?
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#9 Old 28th Sep 2009 at 8:05 PM
Is there a tutorial on how to make new careen path's? I'd like to have two new one's Carpenter, and Pastor.
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#10 Old 28th Sep 2009 at 8:57 PM
Micci - promotions depend on the total number of skill points so yes you should get promoted quickly if you already have some.
RebaLynn - there are several tutorials on this site, I recommend you have a look. It's a very simple process with Bidou's Career Editor. The main thing is putting the time in, it can take a while to write a fully-fledged career! However if you can't write them I'll consider any requests (though I don't know too much about the pastoral stuff!)

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Test Subject
#11 Old 30th Sep 2009 at 1:52 PM
^_^ Awesome concept, thanks for posting this brilliant upload!
Lab Assistant
#12 Old 1st Oct 2009 at 5:14 AM
Excellent idea, thank you!
Test Subject
#13 Old 6th Oct 2009 at 5:20 PM
Cool career! perfect for my starving artists lol....i was wondering since you said you are considering requests...if you would considering making a Welfare Recipient Career..i know there is one for Social Security on here but it would be cool to have a Welfare career too...perfect for the Broke family lol.
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#14 Old 2nd Jun 2010 at 2:27 PM
HA, another great career. You are... AWESOME! (sorry, I had to write it, as you might of realised, I am referring to your awesome career aswell hehe)