This is useful for Sims attending school as it does not interfere with their school schedule. Older Sims can take part-time jobs too. They pay less per hour, but have fewer hours overall, so they are not as time-consuming as full-time jobs.
In The Sims 2, part-time jobs are not labeled as such. Most career tracks have parallel part-time tracks which only go to level 3. (The Natural Science, Artist, Show Business, and Paranormal careers do not have part-time tracks.) When a teen or elder looks for a job through the newspaper or computer, only positions in the part-time tracks will be available. A teen in high school or an elder who has retired from a full-time job will have a second tab in the job panel, which will show the part-time job. Young adults can't have jobs with regular hours, but can work on campus as baristas and cafeteria workers. Downtown[TS2:NL] also offers part-time work as DJs and bartenders.
Sims can apply directly at the work place for all part-time jobs in The Sims 3. Performance options are limited to: Business As Usual (normal workday), Work Hard (more performance, but more stress), and Take It Easy (less performance, but less stress). Promotions are dependent only on Mood.
In The Sims 3, everyone teen and up can take a part-time job, but they will not receive any job opportunities, which are only possible through a full-time job.
If a teen is enrolled in an afterschool activity (3pm-5pm), then they cannot look for a part-time job.
Bookstore Clerk EditThe Sims 3. Bookstore Clerks work at bookstores and help Sims find books, stock books, and can be cashiers for buying books.
Work place: Bookstore
Grocery Store Clerk EditThe Sims 3. (These jobs are now not only for NPCs.) Grocery Store Clerks work in Grocery Stores and help Sims find what they need, re-stock, and be cashiers and baggers.
Work place: Supermarket
After level 3 job:
§12 per hour raises
Raises continue indefinitely
Keep same hours (4pm-7pm) and same days off (Sat, Sun)
Starting Level: No skills = start at level 1, Some skills = start at level 2
Earning Raises: Mood matters most with Working Hard and Showing up on Time being secondary
Receptionist EditThe Sims 3. (These jobs are now not only for NPCs) Spa Receptionists work at Spas and greet Sims, take the bill, and say goodbye to Sims when they leave.
Work places: Spa
Spa Specialist EditThe Sims 3. (These jobs are now not only for NPCs.) Spa Specialists work in the SPA and give massages and other treatments to help sick, pregnant, old, and stressed Sims relax and feel better.
Work places: Spa
Mausoleum Clerk EditThe Sims 3. This job cannot be taken from the map view, you must visit the cemetery and go directly to the Mausoleum.
Work place: Cemetery
Film is a unique part-time career introduced in The Sims 3: Late Night which requires a teenage Sim to have at least one star level to apply. There are three ranks, Commercial Actor, TV Actor and Teen Star.
Work place: Film Studio