I just downloaded the Sims 3 from Steam (yes, i know I'm late to the party). The first thing I did was get rid of all the crap that comes with a new neighborhood, leaving nothing but empty lots.
The computers and newspapers are not offering me any jobs at all, and there aren't any "rabbit holes" (which I learned about trying to research the problem) that I'm able to plop down into empty lots.
How do I get my Sims employed? What the hell am I missing? The only community lot is a park, and then a bunch of houses I can place into residential lots.
As an example, I learned that you can go to the "Office Building" rabbit hole to get some jobs, but there aren't any. I see no way of designating lots as office buildings, nor placing any of them.
I really have tried to look this up, but I've come up with nothing. I'm prepared to eat humble pie here; I would just like to play the game.
I only have the base, no expansions.
Is it really possible to bulldoze buildings that break the game and then not replace them?