A couple of the first achievement badges that are seen on the Zwift achievement screen are Habitual, Addicted and Unemployed.
I didn’t know much about Zwift starting out but after trying out the free trial and getting the 3-day Habitual badge I figured I could keep going and get the 7-day Addicted badge.
I soon after got the 7-day and thought I’d go ahead and keep going for the 14-day Unemployed badge.
Somehow I missed a day. I was not amused. I went back and checked and sure enough I had not ridden on a day that I suppose I went to the gym and was just feeling like riding.
I was still only 7 days in on the system and likely did not realize that missing a day would affect my goal later on in the week.
This is probably the first badge I really had a goal of achieving. I figured that I should try for it early as later on I might get burned out of riding everyday and need a break.
So I kept riding each day until I thought I had the 14-day covered. As soon as the ride was over I assumed I would get the Addicted badge. No dice.
Unemployed Achievement Rules
I did some searching and found some confusing comments about how to achieve it.
Seems some folks were questioning what a Lap meant. It does say to ride a lap each day for 14 days. What is a lap? Do you have to ride a complete course or just hop on and go for a ride?
Others were saying the route had to be over 10k.
So for my second attempt at getting the Unemployed badge I re-started on Dec 21.
I rode what I assumed was a complete route each day. I would choose a route from the World Choice screen like normal.
Here are the dates and miles I rode:
- Dec 21 12.7
- Dec 22 14.4
- Dec 23 10.9
- Dec 24 13.3
- Dec 25 8.26
- Dec 26 11.9
- Dec 27 8.21
- Dec 28 4.21
- Dec 29 9.43
- Dec 30 9.48
- Dec 31 6.39
- Jan 1 8.92
- Jan 2 12.6
- Jan 3 5.94
Some of those days I rode an extra route.
Notice on the last day I didn’t achieve the 10K that some said was required for the badge.
So after I finished the route on January 3 I assumed I would get the achievement banner. It didn’t happen.
The next day when I logged on Zwift and started a ride I was presented with the below banner for the Unemployed achievement.