I discovered this game last week. It’s been quite the time killer. Kudos (no pun intended) to all those involved. I will tell the story of my third career. I’ll try to be brief.
I started out as a waiter, just like everyone else who plays the game. But I had no intention of staying there for long. You see, I had a goal of being a corporate lawyer with a 6-figure salary and all the perks that come with that.
I took Beginning Law and Basic Tech simultaneously, which cut my social life some, but I was still able to spend some quality time with my homies and pick up a few new friends. After about a year (no promotions ), I dropped my waiter job to work as a lawyer with some small firm for about 20k a year - doubling my salary, more or less, but much of that would be eaten up by bus transportation costs. I spent about 1 1/2 years there (one promotion) and after getting some useful legal experience and taking Intermediate Law, I moved on to a bigger & better law firm that paid about $30k to start. That’s my current position and I’ve been there now for about 3 years. I’ve gotten three promotions from those guys and my salary is $36k. I just graduated from Advanced Law and am eyeing the Expert Law and Corporate Law courses. Both are direct prerequisites for being a corporate lawyer. Corp Law is on Thursdays and Exp Law is on Fridays, so I can take them both simultaneously. The biggest problem is that the classes will eat up $145 per week, which is a big slice of my take home pay.
I’ve picked up some friends here and there (one from class, two were friends of friends (FOFs), one from work, and one from taking the dog out for a walk in the park). I lost only one (most of them have skills that come in handy and aren’t too needy), so now I have 8 friends and roughly 20 FOFs that I know about. Keeping me in their minds (and smart phones) hasn’t been too difficult so far, but with two classes a week and the occasional bowling match, I might have to make some tough decisions about who to spend time with.
Oh yeah, about that bowling match. I did some occasional bowling with various members of my posse, usually kicking their behinds, but being friendly about it. Eventually my skill got the notice of someone that invited me on their team. I accepted; the loneliness and confidence boost were extremely helpful. We won my first match, and I have to say I was a major contributor.
Just a few days before I went on the bowling team, I was robbed on my way home from work. I had about $440 with me since I was saving up for a bed (still need it, still want it badly…). I was left with about $70 and wrecked confidence. The bank balance and confidence are much higher now, thank you.
OK, so here I am. It’s April 2016. My short-term goals are to sign up for those last two law courses. Longer term, I want the bed and I want to keep as many friends as possible (don’t think I can handle too many more). Then I want to get hired as a corporate lawyer and try to be promoted as often as I can. It would be great to max out, but I think I’m going to run out of time before I do that.
I’ll try to provide the occasional update.