How Inane can these Jobs Be?

by Alphaville Herald on 30/10/03 at 6:07 pm

One of my sims (Doctor Legion) foolishly took a job in a robot factory. Now he/she/it is hounded by M.O.M.I. for absenteeism. And there is no obvious way for Doc to quit. Today was the last straw; Doc was standing outside Doc’s store relishing a 50 grand sale of goth items, when the car pool car drove up and snatched her/him/it away to the robot factory.

Who could possibly stand to “work” there for more than five minutes before the novelty of grinding away in a fascist steam punk workplace nightmare evaporates? And the fascist slogans (“Trust M.O.M.I”) are too close to reality to be cute or funny. The job is creepy. I’m told the waitress jobs are worse, since you are serving NPCs that verbally abuse you. The joke is that we are slaves to the machines, but given the dynamics of this place (we sort of *are* slaves to machines) and our uneasy relationship with Maxis, this joke IS NOT FUNNY.

One Response to “How Inane can these Jobs Be?”

  1. JIm

    Dec 16th, 2003

    Sound pretty funny to me.

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