The Sims: Livin' Large The Sims 2


The Slacker career track is usually a want of a Sim with the Romance or the Pleasure aspiration, but can be chosen by any Sim at the age of teen, adult or elder. The primary focus for Sims is to have a career in Service. In The Sims 2, the career reward object is an AquaGreen Hydroponic Garden. It is awarded at the Party DJ level and builds the creativity skill. Neither The Sims 3 nor any of its expansions have a Slacker career, though part-time jobs are similar.

The Sims

Slacker Career Levels
1) Golf Caddy
Spending your sunny days carrying someone else's clubs for a round of 18 - what could be easier? Early morning tee times call for early work hours, but it's a terrific opportunity to schmooze with the wealthy at the local country club. Cooking 0 Mechanical 0 Charisma 0
Body 0 Logic 0 Creativity 0
05:00 - 10:00
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Friends requirement 0
§90/day
2) Convenience Store Clerk
The customers are considerably less wealthy than those in your last job, but there is plenty of free soda pop and candy bars - not a bad trade. Besides, all your friends can hang out at the store late in the evening and read the comics while you pretend to work. Cooking 0 Mechanical 0 Charisma 0
Body 0 Logic 0 Creativity 0
22:00 - 03:00
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Friends requirement 0
§110/day
3) Life Guard
Back in the sunshine again! Like, remember to be all like hip and stuff and work on your charisma. Be sure to load up on sunscreen too! Cooking 0 Mechanical 0 Charisma 0
Body 2 Logic 0 Creativity 0
09:00 - 15:00
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Friends requirement 1
§150/day
4) Record Store Clerk
Nothin' but tunes all day long, man... While you'll need to boost your charisma to maintain this cushy job, there's no easier way to get paid to listen to your favorite music all day long. Cooking 0 Mechanical 0 Charisma 2
Body 2 Logic 0 Creativity 0
12:00 - 17:00
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Friends requirement 2
§180/day
5) Party D.J.
Those contacts you made at the record store certainly paid off - now you're spinning tunes at the best parties in town. Late nights and lots of mechanical skills are needed to keep those turn tables spinnin'. Cooking 0 Mechanical 0 Charisma 4
Body 2 Logic 0 Creativity 0
23:00 - 04:00
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Friends requirement 4
§220/day
6) Projectionist
Show the finished product to the world, press a button here and there, and presto! - you're not working very hard for that tidy little paycheck, are you? Good thing you're a night owl. Cooking 0 Mechanical 3 Charisma 4
Body 2 Logic 0 Creativity 0
10:00 - 19:00
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Friends requirement 4
§280/day
7) Video Editor
The best part of your job? Seeing all the blunders those mega-stars make when filming. Making them look good can help to earn you friends, though you'll want to concentrate on making plenty of them yourself - never hurts to know the right people when you're looking to just be comfortable. Cooking 0 Mechanical 5 Charisma 4
Body 2 Logic 0 Creativity 0
12:00 - 18:00
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Friends requirement 7
§350/day
8) Freelance Photographer
That time in the editing room taught you well - you know how to get a good shot the first time around. Go everywhere, see everything, take gorgeous pics on someone else's dime, and look good doing it. It's a free-and-easy way to live, but requires lots of travel, as well as the connections to finance it. Cooking 0 Mechanical 5 Charisma 7
Body 3 Logic 0 Creativity 0
12:00 - 17:00
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Friends requirement 10
§400/day
9) Personal Tour Guide
The best part about knowing so many people is that you get to use that knowledge to earn your keep. Point out all the best places to newcomers and keep your friends connected to all the great places you visited when you were a lowly photographer. Those who learn the most from you learn to love you best, and may eventually invite into their inner circle. Cooking 0 Mechanical 5 Charisma 8
Body 6 Logic 0 Creativity 0
14:00 - 19:00
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Friends requirement 12
§450/day
10) Professional Party Guest
This is it, the ultimate lap of luxury, at no cost to you! Living the good life, partying and living at someone else's house, surrounded by more artificial friends than the best politicians in town. Enjoy it while you can... Cooking 0 Mechanical 5 Charisma 10
Body 9 Logic 0 Creativity 0
22:00 - 02:00
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Friends requirement 15
§600/day

A Professional Party Guest will eventually change careers and become a Back-up Musician in the Music career track.

The Sims 2

Slacker is one of the ten basic careers in The Sims 2. Similar to the Slacker career from Livin' Large, it's the lowest paying career. Also, it requires the fewest skills of all careers for promotion, though it does require a high number of friends at the upper levels. If The Sims 2: Apartment Life is installed, Gearheads are likely to work in this career.

Adult Promotion Levels

Slacker career.png Slacker Career Levels
1) Golf Caddy
Spending your sunny days carrying someone else's clubs for a round of 18—what could be easier? Early morning tee times call for early work hours, but it's a terrific opportunity to schmooze with the wealthy at the local country club. S M T W T F S Mechanical 0
05:00 - 10:00
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Charisma 0
Creativity 0
§126/day Friends requirement 0
No bonus
2) Gas Station Attendant
The hours are doable. The pay is pretty lousy. On occasion you find yourself with odd headaches which result from the fumes. But hey, you've got all the delights of the snack cake and magazine racks right at your fingertips! Enjoy! S M T W T F S Mechanical 0
22:00 - 03:00
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Charisma 0
Creativity 0
§154/day Friends requirement 0
Bonus: §208
3) Convenience Store Clerk
The customers are considerably less wealthy than those in your last job, but there is plenty of free soda pop and candy bars—not a bad trade. Besides, all your friends can hang out at the store late in the evening and read the comics while you pretend to work. S M T W T F S Mechanical 1
09:00 - 15:00
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Charisma 0
Creativity 0
§210/day Friends requirement 0
Bonus: §420
4) Record Store Clerk
Nothin' but tunes all day long, man... While you'll need to boost your charisma to maintain this cushy job, there's no easier way to get paid to listen to your favorite music all day long. S M T W T F S Mechanical 1
10:00 - 15:00
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Charisma 1
Creativity 0
§252/day Friends requirement 0
Bonus: §504
5) Party DJ
Those contacts you made at the record store certainly paid off—now you're spinning tunes at the best parties in town. Late nights and lots of mechanical skills are needed to keep those turn tables spinnin'. S M T W T F S Mechanical 1
23:00 - 04:00
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Charisma 2
Creativity 1
§385/day Friends requirement 2
Bonus: §770
6) Projectionist
Show the finished product to the world, press a button here and there, and presto!—you're not working very hard for that tidy little paycheck, are you? Good thing you're a night owl. S M T W T F S Mechanical 3
18:00 - 01:00
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Charisma 2
Creativity 1
§392/day Friends requirement 4
Bonus: §784
7) Home Video Editor
The best part of your job? Seeing all the blunders those mega-stars make when filming. Making them look good can help to earn you friends, though you'll want to concentrate on making plenty of them yourself—never hurts to know the right people when you're looking to just be comfortable. S M T W T F S Mechanical 4
11:00 - 17:00
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Charisma 2
Creativity 2
§613/day Friends requirement 5
Bonus: §1,226
8) Freelance Photographer
That time in the editing room taught you well—you know how to get a good shot the first time around. Go everywhere, see everything, take gorgeous pics on someone else's dime, and look good doing it. It's a free-and-easy way to live, but requires lots of travel, as well as the connections to finance it. S M T W T F S Mechanical 4
14:00 - 19:00
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Charisma 3
Creativity 3
§788/day Friends requirement 7
Bonus: §1,576
9) Freelance Web Designer
The move from Freelance Photographer to Freelance Web Designer isn't a big step in responsibility, but to the Internet illiterate, who don't know that your word processor does all the HTML layout for you, it's still pretty impressive. Play it cool, convince as many friends as you can that you're on the cutting edge of everything hip, and you might find yourself invited into SimCity's elite inner circle. S M T W T F S Mechanical 4
10:00 - 15:00
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Charisma 4
Creativity 4
§933/day Friends requirement 10
Bonus: §1,866
10) Professional Party Guest
This is it, the ultimate lap of luxury, at no cost to you! Living the good life, partying and living at someone else's house, surrounded by more artificial friends than the best politicians in town. Enjoy it while you can... S M T W T F S Mechanical 4
22:00 - 02:00
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Charisma 5
Creativity 5
§1,400/day Friends requirement 13
Bonus: §2,800

Teen/Elder Promotion Levels

Slacker career.png Slacker Career Levels
1) Golf Caddy
Spending your sunny days carrying someone else's clubs for a round of 18—what could be easier? Early morning tee times call for early work hours, but it's a terrific opportunity to schmooze with the wealthy at the local country club. S M T W T F S Mechanical 0
15:00 - 18:00
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Charisma 0
Creativity 0
§45/day Friends requirement 0
No bonus
2) Gas Station Attendant
The hours are doable. The pay is pretty lousy. On occasion you find yourself with odd headaches which result from the fumes. But hey, you've got all the delights of the snack cake and magazine racks right at your fingertips! Enjoy! S M T W T F S Mechanical 1
15:00 - 18:00
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Charisma 0
Creativity 0
§71/day Friends requirement 2
Bonus: §142
3) Convenience Store Clerk
The customers are considerably less wealthy than those in your last job, but there is plenty of free soda pop and candy bars—not a bad trade. Besides, all your friends can hang out at the store late in the evening and read the comics while you pretend to work. S M T W T F S Mechanical 1
17:00 - 21:00
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Charisma 1
Creativity 1
§96/day Friends requirement 4
Bonus: §192
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