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Offline ratchie

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Problems with asking for promotion
« on: February 14, 2013, 05:06:52 PM »
Three times my Sim has asked his boss for a promotion and three times the boss has said yes but my Sim's career level does not change. Is anyone else having this problem?

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Re: Problems with asking for promotion.
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2013, 07:00:44 PM »
I've recently noticed that no matter how good my sim's performance is, relationship with boss, and 'boss thinks x is friendly' social interaction, my boss still says no to a promotion. On top of that, working at home seems to be going much slower.



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Re: Problems with asking for promotion.
« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2013, 04:38:16 PM »
Same here. I asked three times for a promotion and a raise from my founder's boss and I was best friends with them, had just a bit left in the green bar, and had the whole "boss thinks x is friendly" and STILL no promotion. What gives?!
Oh and just a funny thing. In my last dynasty save, every time I invited my boss over, they'd always be elders. Don't ask why, just every time my boss seemed to be an elder, except at the beginning of the game. Once I'm done asking them for a promotion(and failing), they would die right in front of me! :o Literally the sparkles come and suddenly I have the Grim Reaper hovering over my front lawn? Is that natural?! It happened four times. Four bosses dying on my lawn...  :'( I have no clue what's going on. Is my game just wired like that? If so, I'm not asking for promotions anymore!

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« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2013, 05:12:41 PM »
Bosses and co-workers for rabbithole careers are drawn from the pool of homeless sims as well as residents. Sometimes, homeless sims will die the same day they age up to elder. Having it happen four times in a row is unlucky, but possible.
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Re: Problems with asking for promotion.
« Reply #4 on: June 27, 2013, 11:34:48 PM »
Ah that's interesting. Never really knew that about homeless sims. Thanks!
Still, what about the promotions? Is it possible to ask for promotions and not fail? It just doesn't work for me. Any reason why?

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« Reply #5 on: July 24, 2013, 03:41:48 PM »
Same here. I asked three times for a promotion and a raise from my founder's boss and I was best friends with them, had just a bit left in the green bar, and had the whole "boss thinks x is friendly" and STILL no promotion. What gives?!
Oh and just a funny thing. In my last dynasty save, every time I invited my boss over, they'd always be elders. Don't ask why, just every time my boss seemed to be an elder, except at the beginning of the game. Once I'm done asking them for a promotion(and failing), they would die right in front of me! :o Literally the sparkles come and suddenly I have the Grim Reaper hovering over my front lawn? Is that natural?! It happened four times. Four bosses dying on my lawn...  :'( I have no clue what's going on. Is my game just wired like that? If so, I'm not asking for promotions anymore!
Dont know if that's normal but it's most definitely funny. 
The one thing I've noticed about promotions is your chances of getting them are relative to your status with your boss but more importantly, how far into your next promotion are you?  Even if your boss is like, the first seem you ever met and you're old friends and have an amazing relationship, he will not promote you if you just got a promotion (within 24 hrs). On the flip side I've had bosses give me promotions when we were simple friends, but I had a just a tiny shred before my next promo. Unless I have at least half the bar filled, I dont even bother trying.

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Re: Problems with asking for promotion.
« Reply #6 on: July 24, 2013, 08:16:26 PM »
I have noticed that over half way thing too.  It is, I find, only worth doing if your career bar is well over the half way mark for the level, and,  if you can do it before midnight if your sim will be going to work the next day.  If you do it on the same day that they work, they tend to gain no career level that day, so, you are no better off than if you had waited for a normal promotion.
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Re: Problems with asking for promotion.
« Reply #7 on: July 25, 2013, 08:11:03 AM »
yes, thats a good point too: do it before midnight.  If not your workschedule looks crazy for a day or two, with the 'car coming in about an hour' message but no car :)

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Problems with asking for promotion.
« Reply #8 on: August 17, 2013, 02:10:08 AM »
How do I ask for a promotion? My sim already almost maxed out the relationship (best friends) with her boss and the "x thinks x is friendly" thing, but the interaction won't show up. What should I do?

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« Reply #9 on: August 17, 2013, 05:32:32 AM »
Welcome to our Forum, CityMouse.

In addition to being friends and being friendly, you need to go through quite a few friendly interactions.  It doesn't pop up as soon as you start talking.  You have to get into a good conversation.
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Re: Problems with asking for promotion
« Reply #10 on: August 17, 2013, 05:42:09 AM »
One thing I see that helps, CityMouse, is to "Discuss Work". It never seems to pop up otherwise, which kind of makes sense:

"Hey man. Nice to see you. Can I have a promotion?"
"Hey man. Nice to see you. I filed that report at work. You read it? It was great? Can I have a promotion?"

By the way, nice username. ;)

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« Reply #11 on: August 17, 2013, 06:04:41 AM »
Plus, what Seabody said.   ;D
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« Reply #12 on: August 18, 2013, 11:18:42 PM »
Thanks! She was promoted the next day. She was promoted at work, though. I think I'll try the "discuss work" interaction before asking next time, maybe when I play her again (my current sim is self-employed).

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Re: Problems with asking for promotion
« Reply #13 on: September 21, 2013, 07:39:43 AM »
I have been trying with my Sims to get a promotion now 4 days straight.  I am best friends with my boss. I invited him over, I compliment him alot, talk to him about work over and over, but he won't give me a promotion.  I am wondering if it is because he has commitment issues hehe. Any thoughts?

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« Reply #14 on: September 21, 2013, 08:13:21 AM »
I had that problem once, best friend and discuss work with him over and over, he just won't give me the "ask for promotion" option.  Later I solve the problem - I found out he is my coworker instead of my boss, I was hitting up the wrong person.

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« Reply #15 on: September 22, 2013, 02:15:56 PM »
I had that problem once, best friend and discuss work with him over and over, he just won't give me the "ask for promotion" option.  Later I solve the problem - I found out he is my coworker instead of my boss, I was hitting up the wrong person.

I would get the "promotion" option, however he never would give me one. Maybe it is a level of work I have left until my next promotion he is not happy with.  I will try seeing if the level makes a difference if he says yes or not. It is confusing because I have over half a bar as it is.

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Re: Problems with asking for promotion
« Reply #16 on: September 22, 2013, 06:00:39 PM »
I would get the "promotion" option, however he never would give me one. Maybe it is a level of work I have left until my next promotion he is not happy with.  I will try seeing if the level makes a difference if he says yes or not. It is confusing because I have over half a bar as it is.

The level definitely makes a difference. Check out this post from Twallan who is a guru when it comes to interpreting the game code.

EDIT: So there's not only the 75% performance bar requirement, but also there's a cool down from the last time you asked your boss.