Edit: I have been working on my career a bit more, so time for a new update! I will add them under spoiler buttons for convenience and in case people want to be surprised in game
Things I have done: write 10 chance cards, one for each level; create a custom icon; set the career requirements; thought of the career reward.
What still needs to be done: think of clothes/carpool; set wages, hours, days. TESTING (Is what I'm most looking forward to!)
$Me was giving the conference room a good sweep when she found a $50 bill lying underneath the table. She is desperate for a little extra cash to buy new books with, but also is afraid that this might be a set-up by her boss. When she looks around, she notices that there is no-one in sight. Does $Me pocket the money or does she alert her boss?
Level 2: Glue Mixer
$Me has spotted a mouse running around the binding room. Eeek! She is terrified of mice. Just as $Me jumps on top of the nearest table, she spots the mouse running into the large tank containing the glue mixture. $Me suddenly remembers that she has learnt at school that mice tails are actually a terrific binding agent. Does $Me leave the mixture as is or will she notify her superior?
Level 3: Pencil Sharpener
The resident cover artist has given $Me the highly responsible job of delivering the finalized cover to the printer. On her way down there, $Me sits down on a bench and opens the package to admire the first actual book cover that she has contributed to! Suddenly a bird splashes all over the cover with a message from the skies. Does $Me own up or does she try to cover up her mistake?
Level 4: Publishing Administrator
The new Simmy Simmerson bestseller is about to hit the shops and $Me has been working under high pressure to make sure that every bookshop is fully stocked. Her boss has promised her that $Me can ask the intern to help her during the afternoon. Does $Me ask the intern for help with processing the orders or will she ask the intern to pack the piles of books into boxes with the correct address of the bookshop on it?
Level 5: Slush Pile Executive
$Me's best friend will be having her hen night this weekend and $Me really does not have the time to take a pile of manuscripts home for the weekend. $Me's friends are always very interested to hear about her job as they are all avid readers and part of the same book club. $Me plays around with the idea of asking her friends to read some of them, since most of the manuscripts are thrown out anyways. Will $Me ask her friends for help or will she do the job herself?
Level 6: Sales Rep
The publishing house $Me works for as a long-standing prank war with their direct competitor, Frantic Pages. $Me has found a leak in the security of their website and hast the possibility to play the megaprank of the century. How exciting! $Me could change their logo and name to Fartsy Pages. Or she could change some of the prices in the webshop to $0, causing absolute mayhem to their ordering system. Will $Me change the name or the prices in the webshop?
Level 7: Ghostwriter
$Me receives a phone call from a well-known tabloid journalist. This tabloid journalist claims that he knows that $Me is the actual writer of the autobiography of a famous politician. The journalist threatens to write an article about this, unless $Me pays him a decent sum to keep his mouth shut. Does $Me pay him or will she risk the secret coming out in the open?
Level 8: Copy Editor
$Me has been asked by her boss to attend a course on the new spelling and grammar regulations organized by the Red Tape Society. $Me has a lot of manuscripts to go through and does not really have the time to attend the course. Will she go or stay home?
Level 9: Literary Agent
$Me has been attempting to negotiate a deal between her favourite author and her boss. This particular author has just published his debut with a different publisher, but is already acting like SimCity's hottest pop idol. Requests for bowls with only blue M&Ms don't surprise $Me anymore. This time, the author is asking for a life-size poster of himself to be included with every copy of the book up for sale. Does $Me convince her boss to comply with his request or does she refuse the author's request?
Level 10: Publishing Magnate
Judging a book by its cover is a skill that $Me has developed during her career. The local newspaper has asked $Me to write a blog and choose one of two books written by a local author. $Me has completely forgotten to do this. She has only time to read one of the books and will have to make a split-second decision. $Me could pick the cover with an image of a farting dog on a beach. She could also pick the book with a topless lumberman taking down a tree. Which book will $Me write a review on?
1. Letter Sweeper 0 0 0 0
2. Glue Mixer 0 1 1 1
3. Pencil Sharpener 2 2 2 1
4. Publishing Administrator 2 2 3 2
5. Slush Pile Executive 4 3 3 2
6. Sales Representative 4 5 4 3
7. Ghostwriter 7 5 4 4
8. Copy Editor 7 6 5 5
9. Literary Agent 9 8 6 6
10. Publishing Magnate 10 10 7 7