With some jobs, leveling up seems to happen at a normal pace. In these jobs, I get level 1 fairly quickly, and level 2 within a week for sure, but higher levels may take some time (and a lot of work). This includes jobs like the trapper, carpenter, farmer, weaver, mason, and blacksmith. So, almost all of them (so far).
With some jobs, getting level one is all but guaranteed to take more than a week, and even a 60-day game doesn’t produce a level 3. This includes the footman. Even worse, footman is the one job (or one of two, if you count the farmer) that you need to have more than one of, so the leveling up is split between them.
Why is the footman so much harder to level up than their counterparts? This isn’t intentional, is it?
On a semi-related note, why can’t workers level up? Simply increasing their HP might be enough of a boost for them, and maybe walking speed at the higher levels.