A follow up from this question: how much bonus resources are being gathered (approximately) for each level? I have seen dabbling (the starter level) and novice (the second), but I am not quite sure how to calculate the increase between these levels.
Then, if this a certain amount, is it worth it to keep my kittens at the same job? Currently I switch in the winter to a ~-2 catnip but that requires a lot of farmer kittens. In spring I refill catnip again, and when the stock is sufficiently large, I switch most of the kittens back to miner/scholar/whatever. Is it better to keep just 2/3 (or more, depending on several factors) farmer kittens the whole year through instead of my current approach?
(If it is needed, I currently have 11 kittens, and busy buying the workshop upgrades. No scholar upgrades can be bought right now (Science needed is much larger then my maximum science))