Thrall and buildings should share a timer, and it should be at least two weeks.
And to the person trying to justify a one week timer, because you kept your structures for a whole year.
You said it yourself, you had to buy a laptop, while going on vacation just to keep your work.
Not everyone is so lucky, and some peoples “vacations” are not nearly as pleasent.
Examples: Military service, job training or travel, medical emergencies, funerals that are out of state, you need a new computer (reasons), (kids/school/job combo) leaves you not giving a shi* and the end of the week, but come day or two after you regret/wishful think how it syre would be nice to have your shi*.
I mean, comon. 1 week is a bad concept in these sandbox games atm, someone needs to come up with a better solution.