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Career Tips and Retirement

The Sims 3 Walkthrough and Guide

by Mike Hazleton  

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The Sims 3 Guide - Life Guide

Career Tips and Retirement

General Career Tips

To do well at work, your Sims need to be in a good mood every day and use the hard working actions whenever possible. Occasionally opportunities will present themselves for advancement, and these should be taken at every chance. There are also random encounters, such as a bad or good event taking place at work.


Your Sims can retire from work when they reach a certain age – complete with a pension (even as a Criminal, bizarrely!).  

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Comments for Career Tips and Retirement

13 comments, latest first.
Apr 4th 2015 Guest
You can only retire from a job that you got BEFORE you turned into an elder. If you get another job after retiring, you will lose your pension and you will not be able to retire again unless you somehow change your life-stage.
ID #537873
Mar 19th 2015 Guest
You can't retire from part time Jobs sorry.
ID #530487
Feb 22nd 2015 Guest
is there any way to "unretire" a sim and have them go back to their job?
ID #519818
Jul 25th 2013 Guest
[color=red][size=12][b][/b] [/size] which jobs do you need to be on to retire?[/color]
ID #300146
May 31st 2012 Guest
Theres A Slight Chance Of Getting Your Pension Back.
It will take alot of your concentration but it rarly succeds i did at least that and my sim died.But You will Need A Ambrosia to Set Your Age Back To Young Adult and That Pretty Much What I Know
ID #147278
Dec 24th 2011 Guest
My Sim reached retirement and received a descent pension, however, I took on another job and quit. I later realized I has lost my pension and now I’m not sure if I can get it back, do you know if there is?
ID #98379
Aug 24th 2011 Guest
There is no youth serum but if you turn aging off, simple answer. If you keep sims 3 patches updated however, there is now the option (when testingcheatsenabled is activated) to shift-click your sim and take them back to the CAS (Create A Sim).
ID #69875
Dec 3rd 2010 Guest
Can you have multiple retirements? I mean, from one job to another? And is there any youth serum?lol
ID #20015
Nov 9th 2010 Guest
In answer to the ongoing bombardment of questions:
You can/will (Not sure which, I have aging turned off) once you reach "Elder" age; you need to have the Aging option turned on to do this.

When retired the amount of Pension you get is based on the job you have; see Sims 3 Wikia for more info.

A Pension is a sum of money you obtain every week much like the "Stipend" of Professions; only obtainable once retired (See above).
ID #17729
Oct 11th 2010 Guest
what is a pension?
ID #14959
Aug 7th 2010 Guest
u retire when u reach much is the pension
ID #7923
Jul 21st 2010 Guest
What age?
ID #5525
Jun 24th 2010 Guest
How do you retire from a part time job?
ID #1767