Jobs is the second tab in the game, unlocked after Q-Piddy informs you that you need to raise money to pay Cassie's hospital bill. Performing the various jobs accessed through this tab is the sole source of money in the game, used primarily to buy gifts and take girls on dates, but also serving as a gate to advancing relationships.
Initially, only Fast Food is available, but every job can be unlocked once you meet its skill requirements by performing hobbies. Performing a job multiple times will unlock promotions, increasing the pay per completion. Promotions may also change the number of time blocks required, and/or the amount of time required per completion.
For Blush Blush Jobs, see here.
Note: Data values are based on 1.0x multiplier and calculated within .5% error. Also, some promotion text in-game typically lacks an extra digit (usually Hunter) due to size constraints, but the value in the table will display the real promotion values. Some values have been shortened with number abbreviations to keep the tables reasonable.
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|Very early on in the game, Computers pays best, followed by Cleaning. Fast food, Restaurant, and Lifeguard are all lower, pretty much neck and neck.
Sports and Hunting take too long to promote and Zoo and Art give too little money.
When Casino is unlocked it will become the best paying, once it gets to its first promotion. Upon getting slightly further in, Hunting starts to pay off, and then later so does Sports. If you make it to Legal this early on, it is the highest paying option.
When Space is unlocked, it will become most profitable, but Casino gets a large promotion in which it gets reduced to one time block, putting it back in first place. Movies struggles to compete until the third promotion. Space is a good investment when unlocked.
Wizard pays nearly no money for a very long time.
Very late in the game, the largest to smallest income producers (based off of income per time block per minute) are Space, Casino, Wizard, Love, Movies, Slaying, Sport, Art and Legal tied, Hunting, Computers, Cleaning, Restaurant, Zoo, Fast Food, then Lifeguard.
|The above assumes you do not have Charlotte or Suzu, meaning the Grave Digger and Tree Planter jobs remain locked. The value of Grave Digger starts off comparable to Movies, but grows exponentially over time. By mid-late game it competes with Space and Wizard, and very late game, Grave Digger outperforms everything else before it combined.|
Tree Planter requires a large number of time blocks, but by mid game its comparatively quick promotions and high pay makes it compete with Space and Grave Digger. Very late game, when time blocks are irrelevant, Tree Planter performs about 23.9% better than Grave Digger.
|Since gilding lasts forever (unless you perform a hard reset), long-term considerations are important, so money/minute is a better indicator of value than money/time slots/minute, particularly when all jobs are at max level. Similarly, it is best to purchase speed boosts from the Store before gilding jobs or hobbies. The best order to gild jobs is thus:
- The more money you earn, the more expensive your living area in the background of the stats menu will become (tent, house, mansion, etc.).
- Casino, Wizard, and Love are the only jobs which have variable shift times based on their level.
- The icon for the Legal job is a reference to Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney after Phoenix says "Objection!, "Take that!", and "Hold it!".
- The icon for the Slaying job is a reference to Diablo 3 and the Demon Hunter Class
- The icon for Computers is based on the developer of Crush Crush (@CrushCrushDX on Twitter) who tweeted a picture of herself working on the game on her PC with her orange cat right beside her.
- The level "Sports Almanac" for Casino is a reference to Back to the Future II. This is the name of the magazine that Marty McFly buys that gets stolen and given to Biff in 1955.
- Wizard class has two references. Hairy Wizard and Very Hairy Wizard reference Harry Potter. The second one, Sorcerer Supremo is a reference to Dr. Strange from Marvel, who is called the Sorcerer Supreme.
- On the first 7 levels of Wizard, you need to complete 69 shifts to get to the next level. Nice.