The Sims 4 of course has you sending your sims off to whatever job they’ve taken on. Attendance is a huge part of not getting fired so you’re definitely going to need to figure out how to get them there. Luckily, you’ve come to the right place.
Once your sim’s shift starts at work (not one hour before like in previous The Sims games), you can either wait for the carpool to come and they automatically go, or you click on your sim and hit the “Go to Work” option. The manual one will be necessary in case your sim sleeps past the time the carpool is there or if somehow it glitches out on you.
With the Get to Work expansion, you’ll have the option of following your sim to certain careers and spend the day there with them. To do this, simply note that you want to when the game asks. Otherwise, it will be as though they went to a regular job and time will just pass as you’re waiting back at home.