HOW CAN I GET A JOB?


Some people (myself included) have expressed confusion at how the various job-related restrictions interact. So, here is a handy table for you.
Restrictions Lifted
Newspaper (1st job only)
Newspaper (all jobs)
Computer (1st job only)
Computer (all jobs)
Roll and Walk
Walk Anywhere
Can Quit
None
Yes
No
No
No
No
No
No
J only
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
No
No
Mi only
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
MT only
Yes
No
No
No
No
No
Yes
S only
Yes
No
Yes
No
No
No
No
J+Mi
Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
J+MT
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
No
Yes
J+S
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
Mi+MT
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
No
Yes
Mi+S
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
No
MT+S
Yes
No
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
J+Mi+MT
Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
J+Mi+S
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
J+MT+S
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes
Mi+MT+S
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
J+Mi+MT+S
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Abbreviations:

Notes:

  • If you are restricted to the first job in the newspaper (or computer), and the first job has already been cleared (or is in the process of being cleared), you must check the second job regardless of Master Thief. If the second job is also cleared (or is in the process of being cleared), you must check the third, and so forth. If all newspaper jobs (or computer jobs) are cleared (or in the process of being cleared), you can't take any of them (regardless of Master Thief) and may wait until the next day.
  • If you choose to roll for a job and walk (assuming Military is cleared) and all three of the options are either cleared or in the process of being cleared, you need not take any of them (regardless of Master Thief) and may wait until the next day.
  • If you have lifted Military and decide to walk to your job (whether or not you have rolled beforehand) you do not need to take anyone with you regardless of Espionage.
  • If you have more than 1 Sim looking for a job on the same day, you can have each one use a different method to find a job if you have multiple methods available. For example, if you have lifted Science, then one Sim can check the computer and the other can check the paper.
  • If you have the University Life Expansion before Journalism is clear you may not take any faction jobs that are offered. See the University Life section in Journalism for more information. Additionally, no sim other than the founder may upload a resume prior to clearing all restrictions relating to be able to send sims other than the founder to University.