YES they do!
... so they don't waste productive time wandering around, is this also important for almost everyone else -- the bartenders, the beach site boys, the maids, etc. -- who exist to "power" buildings simply by filling jobs at those buildings? ... Does anyone know if there is some sort of modifyer or effect in place to account for the difference between, say, (1) a maid who lives right next to a hotel which is right next to all the churches, markets, clinics, etc. that maid would possibly ever need and (2) a maid who lives clear across the island and spends so much time wandering around she barely gets to spend any time at work? Does, for example the tourism rating suffer? .... If you can get away with "hardly ever there" indoor employees, that would be huge for strategy. ...
It was finally confirmed that the productive rate of buildings (generally) varies not only based on the skill level of the workers, but also on whether they are actually present in the building. The concept is "through-put." Goods are moved from the input queue to the output queue faster. Patrons are moved from entry to exit faster. Workers gain experience only while they are 'on-the-job'.
> The amount of variation in output of the Electric Power Plant has not been specifically identified beyond the filled job slot level.
> The concept for Maids is that the Tourists "rest" faster; the tourism rating is not affected.
> Soldiers and Police have fixed patrol routes for their work based on their employment building; they don't work indoors. You don't want them just wandering around.
Lollygagging = main meaning today
is of purposeless activity, of fooling around, spending time aimlessly or dawdling or dallying.
Many American veterans will remember it, since it is part of the standard repertoire of insults used by NCOs to verbally chastise new recruits — in this case to accuse them of fooling around or wasting time. To American civilians, however, it sometimes has a subsidiary meaning of “to indulge in kisses and caresses”
, not a sense much encountered in the military.
It first appeared in the US about the middle of the nineteenth century. A wonderful citation from an Iowan newspaper, the Northern Vindicator
, in 1868 suggests that a lovemaking implication was around even in its early days: “The lascivious lolly-gagging lumps of licentiousness who disgrace the common decencies of life by their love-sick fawnings at our public dances”.
Jonathon Green, in his Cassell Dictionary of Slang, suggests it may come from a dialect word lolly, meaning “tongue”. If it is, then it’s a close relative of lollipop, which is also thought to come from the same source. Another spelling of the word is lallygag. (French kissing?)