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Update 10/11/11: Sims won't go to work - Theories and Workarounds  XML
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crinrict


Joined: 06/21/09 03:39 PM
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Me ? I can't fix a thing. Just wanted to narrow the problem down to find a workaround and there have been find several, so, that's a good thing. Now it's on EA to find the source and fix it.

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OriginalSimmer


Joined: 06/02/09 08:03 PM
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So whats this work around? Im quite frustrated cause neither kids will go to school as well.


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crinrict


Joined: 06/21/09 03:39 PM
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Change the level of your sim. There are several quotes in the first post. It really depends a little on the error you got but since you have not really stated how the effect is for you, it's rather hard to help.

The kids not going to school is a rather old bug.

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diddl97player


Joined: 12/16/09 01:24 PM
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SilentSpy wrote:1. What hood is this happening ?

Bridgeport
2. What job has your Sim and what level is he in ?

Film Career, Featured Actor
(I also have another sim who is Film Career/Featured Actress and she is going to work. Only this Sim is not.)

3. Did he never go to work at all or did it suddenly start ?

It just started during this stage.

4. Did you get any work opportunities and was he able to complete them ?

Only ones that don't involve him returning back to work. (I did testingcheatsenabled true and forced an opportunity to see if that would make him go to work, to return the opportunity, and that did not do it.)

5. Did he miss any car pools at all ?

He went to work before the carpool came, usually.

6. Does the car pool show up or does he have his own car ?

Carpool would show up.

7. What symptoms do you see ?

When you tell him to go to work, the action will be immediately canceled. It does not matter if he is at the work lot (even right in front of the door) or anywhere in town.

8. Did you have troubles like this before ?

Not exactly, see below.

9. Do you have sims that go to work ?

Yes. Two of my other Sims are in the Film career at equal level (one in Acting like him, the other in Directing) and they both go.

10. Do you have any cc/mods in your game ?

Yes, but I will remove them and see if that changes anything later.



[[{NOTE: I have had issues in the past with Sims not doing this I tell them to do, or getting stuck in a place, and in the past the issue would be fixed by having my Sims move out of their current home. This for some reason reset my Sims. I can move them back to the original lot later. I'll test this next time I play and report back.}]]

Just like him
I don't have any CC/Mods in my game though

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Big up for N-Dubz!!
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Niamh667


Joined: 06/03/09 05:45 AM
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1. What hood is this happening ?
Bridgeport.

2. What job has your Sim and what level is he in ? What rabbithole is that ?
Film career, level 7. Plumbob Productions building.

3. Did he never go to work at all or did it suddenly start ?
Suddenly started after sim became a vampire.

4. Did you get any work opportunities and was he able to complete them ?
Yes, but couldn't complete them.

5. Did he miss any car pools at all ?
No.

6. Does the car pool show up or does he have his own car ?
It shows up but sim won't take it.

7. What symptoms do you see ?
The "go-to-work" action is canceled seconds after being given the command.

8. Did you have troubles like this before ?
No.

9. Do you have sims that go to work ?
Yes, her husband goes to work just fine, sometimes even on his days off.

10. Do you have any cc/mods in your game ?
Yes, but I removed them when trying to fix the problem.

I would also like to add that none of the work-arounds worked for me.
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crinrict


Joined: 06/21/09 03:39 PM
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So you are having this problem on every level ? Did you try quitting the job, get it again and then cheat the level ?

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cooldood555


Joined: 06/18/10 10:47 PM
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I fixed it!
Okay, so, after I had tried promoting my Sims and resetting them and all that, I finally decided just to start a new town. I made Bridgeport again, and made new Sims. They all go to work and school just fine now!
For those of you with really high level Sims that you don't want to lose, try saving them to the bin. Then make a new Bridgeport and put them in there. I haven't tried it myself, but I don't see why it wouldn't work!

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XZelkovaX


Joined: 08/23/10 03:53 PM
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XZelkovaX wrote:1. What hood is this happening ?
The City area
2. What job has your Sim and what level is he in ? What rabbithole is that ?
He's a Hair Stylist as his profession he is level 5
3. Did he never go to work at all or did it suddenly start ?
it just started tonight
4. Did you get any work opportunities and was he able to complete them ?
He wont go to any of his job opportunities to style people
5. Did he miss any car pools at all ?
he doesnt have a carpool
6. Does the car pool show up or does he have his own car ?
see previous question
7. What symptoms do you see ?
the action to go do a job appears in his list for two seconds than vanishes
8. Did you have troubles like this before ?
no
9. Do you have sims that go to work ?
yes
10. Do you have any cc/mods in your game ?
only the ones that were offered with the game

new discovery in my case he won't go to work if it's a celebrity client everyone else he'll go to work for....it's weird
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Lizzzie350


Joined: 06/04/09 02:31 AM
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1. What hood is this happening ?
Bridgeport
2. What job has your Sim and what level is he in ? What rabbithole is that ?
One sim is in the Film career, the other is in the stylist career
3. Did he never go to work at all or did it suddenly start ?
Suddenly started yesterday
4. Did you get any work opportunities and was he able to complete them ?
No/No
5. Did he miss any car pools at all ?
Yes
6. Does the car pool show up or does he have his own car ?
Carpool usually shows up but didn't.
7. What symptoms do you see ?
The "go-to-work" action is canceled seconds after being given the command.
8. Did you have troubles like this before ?
No
9. Do you have sims that go to work ?
At first my sim in the film career was unable to go to work but the stylist sim could. The next sim day, neither one could go.
10. Do you have any cc/mods in your game ?
No mods. Very minimal cc.

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Delaghar


Joined: 03/24/10 09:25 PM
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Posting it here as requested by Crinrict:

This probably has to do with the new multi building opportunities error.
For one of the cases my sim has to signal the police when the criminal (one of the politicians working at the City Hall) is at work, but that sim (not mine) just never goes to work (not stuck, sometimes I see her at clubs and other places).
Forgot to write, this happened in Bridgeport.

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Niamh667


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crinrict wrote:So you are having this problem on every level ? Did you try quitting the job, get it again and then cheat the level ?

Yes, after getting to level 6 she will no longer go to work even when I use a cheat to advance her level. I tried quitting the job, getting it again, starting at level 1 and she still won't go. Advanced level with a cheat again and still nothing.

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purpleosh18


Joined: 01/28/10 06:12 AM
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1. What hood is this happening ?
BRIDGEPORT

2. What job has your Sim and what level is he in ? What rabbithole is that ?
Sim 1 Vampire - FILM CAREER (forgot the level -- somewhere mid already)- PROD LOT
Sim 2 Normal - JOURNALISM CAREER (same as above)- THAT PLACE WITH THE BUSINESS+RESTO
** both are CELEBRITIES - lvl 4

3. Did he never go to work at all or did it suddenly start ?
First - WENT TO WORK THEN STARTED
then i restarted the game..
SECOND - WENT TO WORK THEN STARTED

4. Did you get any work opportunities and was he able to complete them ?
YES and YES (both sims)

5. Did she miss any car pools at all ?
YES on every game reload I do

6. Does the car pool show up or does he have his own car ?
CAR POOLS SHOWS UP - but then my game reload: CARPOOL NEVER SHOWED UP (after the one hour car pool show up message popped)

7. What symptoms do you see ?
SIMS DISAPPEARING (Woot for invisible! LOL)
SIMS GET ON THE BED TO SLEEP THEN DISAPPEAR COMPELTELY (including plumbob!)
SIMS FREEZE AND REFUSE TO DO ANYTHING AT ALL TILL THEIR MOOD CRASHES (looks funny on a vampire btw!)

8. Did you have troubles like this before ?
NOPE, NONE ON ANY EPs -- thank goodness

9. Do you have sims that go to work ?
UHhhh.. YES

10. Do you have any cc/mods in your game ?
NOPE


Thank you! HOPE YOU GET A PATCH SOON.. or something non-complicated that we need to do (non techie person here -- would rather do the logical thinking when I'm at work :p lol)
in the meantime I'm chucking the game away and re-direct focus.. XD

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Oilbasedoleander


Joined: 05/15/10 12:16 PM
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Alright, i had posted before... the fix was not as legit as i hoped.
It's happened all over again. Except the carpool shows up, and i can not use it to get to work, nor when i click on the lot to send her there. The action cancels. I hope they fix this... I don't want to move, and i can't go up the chain any higher because i'm already acting lvl 10!
Blah.

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TRUMP2U


Joined: 10/27/10 11:54 PM
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1. What hood is this happening ?

Bridgeport

2. What job has your Sim and what level is he in ?

Stylist Level 5. It started when he was at level 4.

3. Did he never go to work at all or did it suddenly start ?

He did but never really went on more than one house call per day. And it automatically happened if the client lived in the celebrity area. Across the bridge.



4. Did you get any work opportunities and was he able to complete them ?

I don't remember him ever having a work opportunities.

5. Did he miss any car pools at all ?
He doesn't use car pools.



6. Does the car pool show up or does he have his own car ?

I don't think there is a car pool for him.

7. What symptoms do you see ?

When you tell him to go to work, the action will be immediately canceled. It does not matter if he is at the work lot (even right in front of the door) or anywhere in town.

8. Did you have troubles like this before ?

No, just all of a sudden started doing it.

9. Do you have sims that go to work ?

Yes. His roomie is an actress. She goes to work.

10. Do you have any cc/mods in your game ?

Yes, but this starting before i re installed my mods. I removed all my mods prior to installing late night.
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crinrict


Joined: 06/21/09 03:39 PM
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Thanks for all the reports.

Did anyone try the 'tranfer here' trick from the first post ?

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