Many have noticed that with Into the Future, it's impossible to get a skill opportunity as the Sim auto-rejects the phone as seen in this video. At first, I thought I was the only one with this issue as no one else on the forums reported problems with answering the phone but I came across two threads on Carl's Sims 3 Guide regarding the bug, Phone/Opportunity bug and Can't Receive Phone Opportunities (Beware of ads).
Sadly, I haven't found a mod that corrects this issue. I do like The Sims 3 and been playing since 2009 but I'm easily bothered by glitches. It's kind of sad that TS3 won't get any new updates as some (or most) of the bugs aren't fixed such as Isla Paradiso lag, the Meteor bug, Sims using Berate Ignorance, the everyday party invites as well as glitched parties considering that many Simmers especially those who don't like The Sims 4 still play The Sims 3, even I still play this game as well as The Sims Medieval.