Political Career

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The town needs strong leadership to enrich society and guide the course of the citizenry. City Hall is currently looking for charismatic individuals who know how to schmooze the right Sims for money, as well as manage upwards.


Contents

Place of Employment

The City Hall

Apply directly at Work Place, Newspaper or Computer. You can also take writing and Charisma classes, to help your Sim to get a promotion.

Benefits

  • Your Sim gets the 'ask for campaign donation' social which is a positive social action, believe it or not.
  • Your Sim can throw a Campaign Fundraiser, which is just like a party but at the end of it the Sim gets campaign contributions!
  • Level 6 (Local Representative) gives your sim a new social 'Give Inspirational Speech' which inspires other Sims and boosts their relationship with your Sim.
  • As leader of Free World (Level 10) your Sim has an Aura of Leadership, which makes other Sim wave at you, boosts relationship and may even give the other Sims a Celebrity moodlet.
  • The Evil side of Politics is that you can sometimes transfer a little of the campaign money to your Sims bank account - do not get caught.

Levels

LevelTitleSalariesDaysTimeRequirementsDescription
1 Podium Polisher §24/hour base
§40/hour pension
Mon
Tue
Wed
Thurs
Fri
9am-3pm
  • Mood
  • Charisma (1-3)
There’s nothing glorious about being a Podium Polisher. A little wax rubbed on, a little rubbed off. The podium needs to look good for those who actually make a difference and their dramatic speeches. But, polish well enough and keep the right attitude, and there may be room in the political machine for you.
2 Ballot Counter §31/hour base
§50/hour pension
§288 bonus
Mon
Tue
Wed
Thurs
Fri
9am-3pm
  • Mood
  • Charisma (1-4)
Frequent elections require a steady cadre of reliable Ballot Counters to keep things honest and precise. You don’t work for any particular party or organization… right? Keep your nose clean and do nothing more than count and report the data. Democracy is counting on you!
3 Campaign Intern §33/hour base
§60/hour pension
§372 bonus
Mon
Tue
Wed
Thurs
Fri
9am-4pm
  • Mood
  • Charisma (2-6)
Your diligence has been noted and you’ll work the remainder of this campaign as an intern. Copies, copies, copies! Post fliers, call potential donors, fetch coffee, keep the staplers in prime condition, and most importantly, be charismatic about it. This campaign, or at least the copy machine, cannot succeed without you!
4 Yes-Man §45/hour base
§70/hour pension
§444 bonus
Mon
Tue
Wed
Thurs
Fri
9am-4pm
  • Mood
  • Charisma (3-7)
  • Boss
Hopefully you’re ready to nod your head in the affirmative, because you’ve worked your way into the position of Yes-Man. Should the city vote on Bond 452C? Yes! Should we elect a new police commissioner? Yes! How does this tie look? Yes! There’s only one answer to give if you want to stay in your superiors’ good graces.
5 City Council Member §69/hour base
§90/hour pension
§624 bonus
Mon
Tue
Wed
Thurs
Fri
9am-2:30pm
  • Mood
  • Charisma (4-8)
  • Boss
Politician at last! As the newest City Council Member, you have the unique position of affecting change on the welfare of the city. Change takes time though, and re-elections cost money. You’ll need to start working your neighbors, acquaintances, and random individuals for their campaign donations. Bring your walking shoes, Councilman.
6 Local Representative §91/hour base
§100/hour pension
§828 bonus
Mon
Wed
Thurs
Fri
9am-2:30pm
  • Mood
  • Charisma (4-9)
  • Boss
  • Funding
Not satisfied to see you with your hands solely on the city, your constituents want to see you at the next level. More territory means more favor and votes needed to get anything done, and that means more campaign donations. Keep the cookie jar full, and you get to keep your job.
7 Mayor §130/hour base
§130/hour pension
§1,236 bonus
Mon
Wed
Thurs
Fri
9am-2pm
  • Mood
  • Charisma (6-9)
  • Boss
  • Funding
The legislative branch is all well and good but the executive branch is really where the power lies. As the Mayor, you can now dictate terms to the city council you used to serve, and in the process, enact changes as you see fit. Rule with a firm fist or gentle touch, but never forget to keep your constituents happy.
8 Governor §160/hour base
§160/hour pension
Mon
Wed
Thurs
Fri
9am-2pm
  • Mood
  • Charisma (7-10)
  • Boss
  • Funding
You’ve been pulled up to regional level for your brilliant political acumen and adept maneuvering. The public claims to love you, but everything can change instantly with the signing of the wrong piece of legislation. Pick your battles and be wary of political opponents, as the polls are really starting to heat up.
9 Vice President §267/hour base
§180/hour pension
Mon
Wed
Fri
9am-1:30pm
  • Mood
  • Charisma (8-10)
  • Boss
  • Funding
Second in command may not be the end goal, but riding the ticket long enough just might earn you the coveted top spot. Mere local matters are beneath you now that economic concerns pile onto your desk. Evil safety and protection of the citizenry is a prime directive of your boss. The public watches silently to see if you truly have what it takes.
10 Leader of the Free World §423/hour base
§280/hour pension
Mon
Wed
Fri
9am-1:30pm
  • Mood
  • Charisma (9-10)
  • Boss
  • Funding
The world has voted you in as their sworn leader, Defender of truth, justice, and basic Sim rights, you - the Leader of the Free World - must work for the people more than ever. Beware of agents of evil, corruption within your government, and those not willing to serve the people above all else. This is your chance to leave your mark on the world, and it’d be a fair shame to squander it with scandal and shoddy decisions.

Political Career Books

These books are obtained via career challenges and other special opportunities, and cannot be bought at the store.

Title # of Pages Career Level Comments
Wax On, Wax Off §140 1 Alludes to the movie Karate Kid
Cheating With Chads §170 2 -
The Joy of Smear Campaigning §192 3 -
There Is No No §216 4 -
Don't Taze Your Bros! §234 5 A play on the iconic phrase "Don't taze me bro!"
An Earmark Economy §267 6 -
Yay Pork Barrels! §288 7 -
Gerrymandapalooza! §301 8 -
Taters §401 9 -

Political Options

Perfomance Description Up or Downside
Work Hard Increases performance Adds stress
Meet Co-Workers Builds relationship with co-workers -
Chat with Co-Workers Builds relationship with co-workers -
Suggest New Course of Action Side-work Can increase performance or relationships
Run Errands for Superior Builds relationship with Boss -
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