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Subject: when exactly are you allowed to fire workers? rss

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Richard Ham
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so obviously you can do it at the end of every year (returning them from their job tile to their home tile). But it seems there are some circumstances where you can do it during the year as well, correct?

Are these the only times when it's allowed to do so (and in fact, are these even allowed)?

when i upgrade a building with a worker, the worker on that building is sent home immediately?

when i raze a building with a worker, that worker is sent home immediately?



 
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On workers on razed buildings - Page 14:

If you raze a Building with a Worker present, the Worker becomes unemployed and returns, as a normal Colonist, to his Residence. You may activate the new Building immediately (but you may have to pay the Sustenance cost, see page 16).

On upgrading - Page 15:

From Era II onward, you may remodel other types of Buildings as well, replacing them with stronger versions of themselves (e.g., so they can generate or store more goods). The stronger versions, however, require a
“better” type of Worker be employed. This in turn renders the previous Worker unemployed, so he returns to his Residence.
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So when you raze or upgrade you can send your workers back home during the year. Important to note that you can also raze buildings if there is still place on your player board.

I can't think of other moments when you would be allowed to take a worker back. It's e.g. not allowed when you would want to upgrade a farm to a flat but don't have any unemployed workers.
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Cool, then I read it right!
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Anny48 wrote:

I can't think of other moments when you would be allowed to take a worker back. It's e.g. not allowed when you would want to upgrade a farm to a flat but don't have any unemployed workers.


Cute, though. I hadn't thought about razing the Forest House he's working at so he comes home and I can (with another action) upgrade the farm to a flat.
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Butterfly0038 wrote:
Cute, though. I hadn't thought about razing the Forest House he's working at so he comes home and I can (with another action) upgrade the farm to a flat.
Though, if I read the rules correctly. you can only raze something if you intend replace it immediately. We haven't actually needed to raze yet in our games, but the more we play, the more opportunities we see where it could be very useful.
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