The game does not allow you to stop playing whenever you want.
"you have to have finished your minigame - if you exit before the end of your goes you lose that life"
"this isn't entirely relevant, but its important to consider. this is a real time life simulator, in which a main gameplay aspect is managing the needs of your sims. their motives continue to decrease even if you aren't actively playing the game. whether you want to or not, you're always playing the game."
"the only way to save your progress in this game is by going to sleep at any time and progressing to the next day. 6am-12am in game lasts about 12 minutes, so you can only really save your progress every 12 minutes"
"i don't believe this is intentional, but there is no manual save feature or autosave indicator and if you close or leave the game suddenly it tends to lose level progress, which encourages you to finish minigames and click around for a bit to guarantee your progress isn't lost"
"The game will keep moving forward whether you take part or not. There’s always artificial scarcity in that time."
"the order board refreshes every two minutes, so if you’re working on an urgent order you might not want to stop until it’s cleared"