Not sure if this has been listed (sorry if so) but another benefit of choosing the criminal career path is that you will never be burgled whilst working as a criminal yourself.
Also discovered something today that I think is to do with the Workaholic trait. There is an option to 'Check up on work' on the phone whilst your at home and if you phone it, it will give you a task to fix something for them through your computer... Well thats what mine was anyway. Not sure what you get for it though as I didn't complete it.
Aw, I chose the wrong starting career for my sim; I should have chosen culinary or science. Well, off to quit my job as the leader of the free world to become a chef and then a mad scientist.
P.S. Great thread!