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The Sims 4 Growing Together Workplace Rival Strategy Guide

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TS4 Growing Together Workplace Rivals

Befriend or sabotage your workplace rival to get ahead in your career!

The Sims 4 Growing Together workplace rival

Sims now have a chance to get a The Sims 4 Growing Together workplace rival. Have you ever had that one person at work that’s determined to make your life difficult no matter what? Well, now your Sims can experience that, too. While your Sim has a rival, they won’t be able to gain promotions. Their rival stands in the way of their career progress. The only way to clear the path to promotion is to end the rivalry… by any means necessary.

Getting a The Sims 4 Growing Together Workplace Rival

Getting a workplace rival is somewhat random. There’s no way to guarantee that your Sims will get one but if there are other Sims in the world in the same career track as your Sim, there’s a chance that any one of them may become your Sim’s workplace rival.

Work Rival Job Panel

When your Sim gets The Sims 4 Growing Together workplace rival, you’ll receive a notification about it. You can see more details about your Sim’s workplace rival in their career panel. Their workplace rival exists to block your Sim’s path up the career ladder. They won’t be able to earn promotions while they have a workplace rival, no matter how well they’re doing at their job.

The only way to start getting promotions again is by ending the rivalry. There are several different ways you can achieve this.

Befriend Your Rival

The most amicable way to resolve a workplace rivalry is to befriend your Sim’s workplace rival. You can do this either on the job or outside your working hours.

When your Sim leaves for work, you’ll have the option to Befriend Work Rival if you click on the people icon on your Sim’s portrait while they are away at work. You’ll receive notifications throughout the day about how your Sim is going about trying to make friends with their rival. Successfully being nice to your rival while at work increases the friendship between your Sim and their rival.

The Sims 4 Growing Together workplace rival

However, spending so much time focusing on your The Sims 4 Growing Together workplace rival while at work will lower your work performance. If you don’t want your Sim’s work performance to suffer while they try to befriend their rival, they can see them outside of work to try and mend things. Invite them over or invite them out somewhere to be friendly with them. If your Sim becomes friends with their rival, the rivalry will end the next time they go to work.

Once the rivalry ends, your Sim will be able to gain promotions again.

Sabotage Your Rival

On the other hand, it might be more fun to sabotage your rival. You can do this either on the job or outside your working hours as well.

When your Sim leaves for work, you’ll have the option to Sabotage Workplace Rival if you click on the people icon on your Sim’s portrait while they are away at work. Goofball and Evil Sims will especially enjoy doing this; they will gain Fun from sabotaging their The Sims 4 Growing Together rival. You’ll receive notifications throughout the day about all your Sim’s efforts to make their rival completely miserable. Successfully sabotaging your rival while at work lowers the friendship between your Sim and their rival.

Sabotage Work Rival

However, spending so much time focusing on your The Sims 4 Growing Together workplace rival while at work will lower your work performance. If you don’t want your Sim’s work performance to suffer while they try to sabotage their rival, they can see them outside of work to be a jerk to them. Invite them over or invite them out somewhere and use Mean or Mischievous interactions with them. Terrorizing your workplace rival outside of working hours can also end the rivalry.

Of course, there is an even faster way of ending a workplace rivalry… if you or your Sim are diabolical enough. If your The Sims 4 Growing Together workplace rival dies, the rivalry automatically ends since there is no rival to compete with anymore. You might want to help that along a little bit by, say, inviting them to a party then locking them in the basement with no food. Indefinitely. Just saying…

The Sims 4 Growing Together workplace rival

Once the rivalry ends, your Sim will be able to gain promotions again.


If you liked our The Sims 4 Growing Together Workplace Rival guide, check out our Milestones Guide!

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