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New Worker Level Update (Little Upsilon)

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slocketer (Little Upsilon)

Friday, June 6, 2008 - 09:13 pm Click here to edit this post
I was reading the game gods' solution to the worker shortages that have been occurring. I agree that the changes that were made are definately good, but i just have one problem.
We have now moved to solve the problem of too many unemployed professionals that are highly educated buy never find a job.

If the numbers of unemployed in any group will exceed a set threshold, some will move back into the workers groups.

"Examples: if there are more than 200.000 unemployed teachers, or the same number of high tech engineers or nurses, or low level or medium level managers, up to 10.000 per month may migrate to a workers group and try to find a job.

The same applies to senior doctors, senior high tech engineers, university teachers and high level manager but the migration will start if the number of unemployed in that group reaches 100.000 and the number changing profession will be up to 5.000 a month.

Executives will migrate if the number of unemployed reaches 50.000 and 2.500 will change their profession each month.

These additional functions will be added to the game next week, on Tuesday June 10.

The numbers may be tuned at a later stage."

I think that setting a number such as 200,000 or 50,000 is a very bad idea for one reason. What if a country simply has an excessive amount of unemployed workers across the board having educated workers migrate to lower levels will simply exacerbate this problem by unbalancing the workforce. I think that instead of having a set number it would be better to use a percentage. For example, if 10% of unemployed workers are nurses they will migrate to HLW. Something like that.

Zyna (Golden Rainbow)

Friday, June 6, 2008 - 11:21 pm Click here to edit this post
From the sound of it this will only kick in if you have a worker shortage, so I can't see it causing many problems

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