Guide on how to fix the lazy workers that sleep all day during work time.
Guide to Fix Lazy Sleeping Workers
Open the folder where the game is located. You can go here by right-clicking the game in your Steam library, picking ‘Manage’ and then ‘Browse local files’.
Find the ‘CivCity Rome.exe’ executable file in this folder and right-click it, then select ‘Properties’.
In the ‘Compatibility’ tab, enable compatibility mode and set it to Windows 7, then press the ‘OK’ or ‘Apply’ button.
Start the game normally (via Steam or executable) and see all your workers wake up and start working again.
This does seem to break alt-tabbing the game for me for which I haven’t found a fix yet. So beware of that.