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Butler disappears? or did he quit?

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  • SchmoopypanoopiSchmoopypanoopi Posts: 3
    edited June 2011
    does anybody know why this happens? ok....sometimes my butler randomly goes into the bathroom, and sits on the toilet and reads his book. he's not going to the bathroom or anything! its so stupid! and also....they walk in on my sims taking a shower or going to the bathroom. i even built another bathroom by his room so he could use that one but he won't!
  • Raelynn10Raelynn10 Posts: 11
    edited June 2011
    does anybody know why this happens? ok....sometimes my butler randomly goes into the bathroom, and sits on the toilet and reads his book. he's not going to the bathroom or anything! its so stupid! and also....they walk in on my sims taking a shower or going to the bathroom. i even built another bathroom by his room so he could use that one but he won't!

    my ******* does this too at times ,why? i do not know.i had a bath that was also a shower and mine like to meditate on the side of the tub e.e that might just be how they are...
  • RedDragon414RedDragon414 Posts: 2
    edited June 2011
    Babes4ever wrote:
    Its because you didn't have enough money. You can also move out and back in and rehire one too.

    Money has nothing to do with it, I have over 500,000 and my butlers still disapear after a few days. I am on my third butler now. Although he did vanish for a day, but when I had my sim do the laundry he walked back in the door, and has been there since.
  • josielovesyoujosielovesyou Posts: 1
    edited June 2011
    Normally for me the butlers are fine but with the ones I keep hiring for my sims house at the moment i only see them walk to the door and they dissappear. But this just doesn't happen with butlers, it happens with every single service i hire- butlers, maids, babysitters. :| It's so annoying.
  • BethMattBethMatt Posts: 4
    edited July 2011
    This is so annoying,:@ I've already hired a butler&he vanished, then i unfriended him, and hired another butler she then arrived and cooked for me and left,,
  • maddiebellamaddiebella Posts: 392 New Member
    edited July 2011
    I haven't read through this thread so I'm not sure if it's been mentioned but... my butler will just sort of "fall through" the second floor! He was mopping a puddle and when he was done, he started moving as if he were walking downstairs, but he was going through the floor! And once he got down, he went to the stairs, walked up, and went to finish mopping up the puddles. He did this after every puddle! I'm about to make a .gif of it for a SimsGoneWrong blog because it does look pretty funny, but I was just wondering if this happens to anyone else.
  • maddiebellamaddiebella Posts: 392 New Member
    edited July 2011
    here it is
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  • Laurynx3Laurynx3 Posts: 1
    edited August 2011
    My butlers keep quitting aswell, the girl(Kat) i had was being romantic with him without asking, and her boyfriend got really mad with him and he left cause he hated the way he was treated, they do get on my nerves because all they seem to do is walk round watch tv and read books, the second butler i had was flirting with Kat, and then HE left. bizzare. i've had 3 in one day. You need to make sure everyone in your household has a good relationship with him/her. If not, what i do is make a person, i have the maids outfit and everything; and just treat her like a butler, easiest thing to do. and, she'll/he'll never leave!;D
  • junowomanjunowoman Posts: 1
    edited September 2011
    So, I currently have 2 butlers. One, that I can see, and one that I cannot. Stuff gets cleaned, beds made, etc by the invisible butler. Everytime my visible butler goes to cook, the invisible one is one step ahead and he ends up putting the half prepared meal on the counter, because the stove is in use. Anyone know how to get rid of the invisible butler?

    :) weird.
  • wolffriendinuswolffriendinus Posts: 85 New Member
    edited September 2011
    "If not, what i do is make a person, i have the maids outfit and everything; and just treat her like a butler, easiest thing to do. and, she'll/he'll never leave!;D"

    Yeah, I got tired of my maids and butlers not doing their job, so now I create a family member with the neat and cooking traits, and just make them do all the cleaning and cooking. They never leave and their free lol.
  • DollyLlamaMamaDollyLlamaMama Posts: 51
    edited September 2011
    I didn't know you could have butlers in the game! How do you get them?!
  • emmeraemmera Posts: 7
    edited October 2011
    This is REALLY late but have you all tried the "testingcheatsenabled true" then "moveobjects on"? Well, while the Sim is cooking... go into buy mode. Try clicking on the Sim (if you can) and delete it as if it were furniture. Or just used "resetSim" if you know the name of the butler... I have Twallan's Master Controller and it lets me force kill invisible butlers so I don't have to do what I just said in the above... Pretty useful and always up to date when a new patch comes out. :D
  • HatsworthHatsworth Posts: 11
    edited December 2011
    I fired my butler right when he had something in the oven. Due to the food overcooking, my sim caught fire and dove into the pool, so I don't know where the butler went. Then I saw the doors opening when no one was around, sheets moving, noises... he's still there, but invisible. I even hired another butler, and now have two. I guess moving out and moving back in will solve it. I locked the invisible one in his room for four days and nothing happened. He's invincible and invisible.
  • Lostangele7Lostangele7 Posts: 24 New Member
    edited June 2012
    I don't know if anybody said this, but my ******* got fired but now he's back and invisible and somewhat dating my female sims who's like totally married with 6 kids, and I don't even know how that happened, I mean , I quit my game , when I reload it they were together ... does anybody have a solution to this problem.
  • umlikeheyyumlikeheyy Posts: 11
    edited June 2012
    I'm not sure about your issue. But when you move I know the butler automatically "quits" if that helps at all...
  • feefleevefeefleeve Posts: 2
    edited July 2012
    i hired a butler, and she stayed for about a week, then it said in the corner "i will be collecting my weekly salary" from the butler.


    then i spotted my butler walking away from my house.the next day, i realized she wasent there, and now i cant hire another butler. it says i have to dissmiss her face to face, but i cant because i have no idea where she went! i try chatting over the phone and inviting her over, but it says"i am at work and dont know when i will be coming back.


    HELP ME! MY HOUSE IS A MESS! MY KIDS ARE SCREAMING! MY SIMS ARE STARVING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • feefleevefeefleeve Posts: 2
    edited July 2012
    I didn't know you could have butlers in the game! How do you get them?!



    thats no problem at all! just call for sevices on the phone then go to the very bottom and hire the butler! but you must have the sims 3 late night. and i must warn you, they disapeir sometimes.
    but the good thing is they do the landry, clean your house, cook, look after the kids! :D
  • oxOllie182xooxOllie182xo Posts: 4
    edited February 2013
    Didn't read through the whole thing, so my solution to this might have been mentioned already.

    I had a butler and the same thing happened, she vanished. So I hired a new one (this is how I knew she wasn't invisible, thank goodness). So the new one came. :roll:

    When the info bubble popped up saying something along the lines of "Ill be there soon, have a bed for me cause I'm staying with you" it clicked with me, that maybe, just maybe it was that I hadn "set a bed" for her and she got too tired and went home lol.

    So for this new butler I clicked on her bed and "Set it" for her. It has seemed to work so far, I've gone through a few seasons with her and she hasn't left yet.

    Hope this helps some people? Let me know if it does, I'd be interested to hear..... :wink:
  • ScienceCrazyScienceCrazy Posts: 116 New Member
    edited March 2013
    My butler decided to talk to my sim while he was cooking, he left the oven and the food and socialised with the butler, moments later my kitchen was on fire. Lol
  • jeffisdeafjeffisdeaf Posts: 81
    edited March 2013
    here it is
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    Yes. That problem happened to me also! It was super annoying. My Fairy sim kept falling through the 2nd floor into the first floor, I ended up moving my sims out into a different house in the neighborhood and so far I haven't had that problem. I think because I had played my household soo long the game got really glitchy. I wish this problem would vanish.
  • HigurashiSutekiHigurashiSuteki Posts: 1
    edited March 2013
    I have the hardest time with butlers. One just up and disappeared, but I could rehire. The next decided that he hated my sim for no reason and quit after 8 hours. O.o
  • aquagirl2000aquagirl2000 Posts: 1
    edited June 2013
    I think I can help!!
    What happened to me was I hired a butler and after a little while, he just disappeared. I looked all over the house and he was never there. He was still getting payed and sometimes I could even hear him but I could never see him or interact with him. He was still shown as one of my friends and I could call him and text him and it said he was a visitor. I tried calling for services and rehiring a new butler but it said I had to fire my old one first. As I could not interact with my old one, I was stuck with an invisible butler. Later I learned that if you become enemies with your butler, he will quit and you can hire a new, different butler. So using the cheat (shift+control+C)"testingcheatsenabled true" i dragged his friendship bar all the way down and he quit and left the house. I was then able to hire a new butler. This seemed to work for me. Hope I could help :)
  • fabjamiefabjamie Posts: 122 New Member
    edited June 2013
    My Sim's butler randomly disappeared, too. So I re-entered the game and followed her when she left. Apparently, rather than taking care of the newborn baby, she'd prefer participating in a public mass vomiting ritual that was taking place in a nearby alley. O_o

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    "Public mass vomiting ritual"
    I almost died laughing :lol:
  • aSimpleSimaSimpleSim Posts: 1 New Member
    I'm reading a couple of these and I can kinda relate. My first Butler , an Elderly black male left after a week. He didn't eat or sleep even though I had a room dedicated for him, bed was claimed by him, but he didn't use any of the accomadations. He sat in the kitchen all day. I wasn't sure why so I tried something different with my next Butler. I became friends with her. Now not only does she eat and sleep but she constantly talks to my Sims and everyone around the house, cooks without asking and cleans constantly. She hasn't left so that was awesome! I hope this helps some.
  • EA_LannaEA_Lanna Posts: 2,935 EA Moderator
    edited November 21
    A bit of TLC goes a long way it seems ^^. Thanks for sharing @aSimpleSim :)

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