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Wages Help Page
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First Few Builds:
From the Maplehood Guide:
Now that you have put in all your jobs, it's time to hire some workers. Click the "personnel" link in your factory, then click "hire workers". You will see that you have a few choices. As in real life, you get what you pay for. So stay away from the dropouts, they are useless. You should hire 250 workers and 25 managers. Graduates, being the next cheapest worker type, should not be a major part of your workforce either. If most of your workforce (or all) are graduates, you may experience low productivity. Some make it simple and start with only trainees. That's up to you. This may sound expensive, but the secret is to only have them hired for ONE update. This will cost in the neighbourhood of 5500 nps. So get them hired, then check back after the update and fire them. They will never finish all the jobs, but they should finish 50-75% of them. If you started with 6 jobs, 3-4 of those should now be in your warehouse, loading. Forget about the leftover jobs for now. Make sure you fire all your workers!

Note: workers get more efficient the more jobs you give them. So, the basic 250/25 that you start with actually works all the way up to 18 jobs of 100 plushies (18 jobs means level 9 factory which is the largest you can have).



Okay. Now that we have gotten this far, and are now starting to add 200s to our factory, what do we do?

The experts in the PT help thread all have different opinions and preferences on exactly how many (and what type) of workers to hire. I'm not going to TELL you exactly what to do, but rather TEACH you how to figure it out for yourself.

In general, the experts say "use 4 to 6 NPs in wages PER PLUSHIE for anything over 18x100". I'll demonstrate several examples of different amounts of plushies, at 4, 5 and 6 NPs. It is up to you to experiment with the different rates and decide which (or more, or less) rate puts out the number of jobs that makes you happy. (Personally, I want 15 jobs completed each and every build)

I will also demonstrate using only trainees, and also using only journeymen, to keep it simple. You are welcome to use a mix of workers, but YOU can do the math, in that case! :-)

Trainees are 14 NP per hour each, and Journeymen are 25 NP per hour. Managers are 82 NP per hour.

Journeymen cost more, because they are better workers, and you need fewer of them to do the same amount of work. However, you will be paying a similar TOTAL amount in wages, so I don't think it really makes that much difference, except in how many times you have to click the "hire workers" button. :-)

ALWAYS KEEP YOUR RATIO OF 1 MANAGER FOR EVERY 10 WORKERS.


Lets look at our first example. You've just crossed the point where you can afford more than 1,800 (18x100) plushies at a time. Say you can put in 10x100 and 8x200 jobs. That is a total of 2,600 plushies:

2,600 x 4 NPs = 10,400 in workers.
Trainees: 470x14 + Managers 47x82 = 10,434 (4.013 NP per plushie)
Journeymen: 320x25 + Managers 32x82 = 10,624 (4.086 NP per plushie)

2,600 x 5 NPs = 13,000
Trainees: 590x14 + Managers 59x82 = 13,098 (5.037 NP per plushie)
Journeymen: 390x25 + Managers 39x82 = 12,948 (4.980 NP per plushie)

2,600 x 6 NPs = 15,600
Trainees: 710x14 + Managers 71x82 = 15,762 (6.062 NP per plushie)
Journeymen: 470x25 + Managers 47x82 = 15,604 (6.001 NP per plushie)


What if you are building 18 jobs of 200?
18x200=3,600 plushies:

3,600 x 4 NPs = 14,400 in workers.
Trainees: 650x14 + Managers 65x82 = 14,430 (4.008 NP per plushie)
Journeymen: 440x25 + Managers 44x82 = 14,608 (4.057 NP per plushie)

3,600 x 5 NPs = 18,000
Trainees: 820x14 + Managers 82x82 = 18,204 (5.056 NP per plushie)
Journeymen: 550x25 + Managers 55x82 = 18,260 (5.072 NP per plushie)

3,600 x 6 NPs = 21,600
Trainees: 970x14 + Managers 97x82 = 21,534 (5.981 NP per plushie)
Journeymen: 650x25 + Managers 65x82 = 21,580 (5.994 NP per plushie)


What if you are building 18 jobs of 400?
18x400=7,200 plushies:

7,200 x 4 NPs = 28,800 in workers.
Trainees: 1,300x14 + Managers 130x82 = 28,860 (4.008 NP per plushie)
Journeymen: 870x25 + Managers 87x82 = 28,884 (4.011 NP per plushie)

7,200 x 5 NPs = 36,000
Trainees: 1,630x14 + Managers 163x82 = 36,186 (5.025 NP per plushie)
Journeymen: 1,090x25 + Managers 109x82 = 36,188 (5.026 NP per plushie)

7,200 x 6 NPs = 43,200
Trainees: 1,950x14 + Managers 195x82 = 43,290 (6.012 NP per plushie)
Journeymen: 1,310x25 + Managers 131x82 = 43,492 (6.040 NP per plushie)


Okay, a final example. Hopefully, you will know what you are doing before you reach this point! *lol*
Lets make 3 jobs of 900 and 15 of 500 (3x900 + 15x500=10,200 plushies:

10,200 x 4 NPs = 40,800 in workers.
Trainees: 1,840x14 + Managers 184x82 = 40,848 (4.004 NP per plushie)
Journeymen: 1,230x25 + Managers 123x82 = 40,836 (4.003 NP per plushie)

10,200 x 5 NPs = 51,000
Trainees: 2,300x14 + Managers 230x82 = 51,060 (5.005 NP per plushie)
Journeymen: 1,540x25 + Managers 154x82 = 51,128 (5.012NP per plushie)

10,200 x 6 NPs = 61,200
Trainees: 2,760x14 + Managers 276x82 = 61,272 (6.007 NP per plushie)
Journeymen: 1,850x25 + Managers 185x82 = 61,420 (6.021 NP per plushie)



Now, for the million dollar question...HOW did I get all those numbers above?

You have 2 choices:
1)You can add a couple hundred employees at a time until you approach the right total wages, then fine-tune it. (trial and error)
or 2) Lots of math! Take 1 worker "unit" (1 manager and 10 employees of your choice) and divide this number into your total wages. This gives you the number of managers to use, then multiply by your ratio (10) to get the number of workers.

If you use trainees only 1 worker unit is (10x14 + 1x82 = 222 NPs).
If you use journeymen only 1 worker unit is (10x25 + 1x82 = 332 NPs).

Using my final example above (10,200 plushies):
At 4NPs 40,800 wages:
Trainees 40,800 / 222 = 183.78 (184) managers and 1,840 trainees.
Journeymen 40,800 / 332 = 122.89 (123) managers and 1,230 journeymen.

(Excel is a wonderful tool and can be set up to calculate this for you automatically) :-)


Good luck!

This guide was brought to you from MANY hours of hard work by Kelly. Anybody found copying all or part of this page WILL be reported!


















































































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