So You Lost Your Job in the Snowboard Industry…


With the snowboard industry in constant turmoil, there’s a good chance that at some point you’re going to lose that cushy industry job you lucked into. Not sure if you’ve talked to “the kids” lately, but they’re all gunning for you and will gladly work for well below the poverty line (instead of at the poverty line like you, you greedy, greedy bastard.) Anyway, whether you’ve been laid off, let go, or just plain shitcanned, your friends at Yobeat (who’ve invented their own industry jobs) are here to help, as usual.

The Bad News:

You have no money saved and since you probably were hired as a “contractor” the government won’t do shit for you. Except for Food Stamps, you can probably get those if you try hard enough. So this means you’ll need to find another job immediately, and as it turns out, the skills you’ve learned in the snowboard world are completely useless in the real world. No one at “insert name of big time marketing firm here” cares about the community of 5000 dedicated fans you managed. Sorry.

The Good News:

You’ve already made it into the snowboard industry, which means, you’re now qualified for ANY other job open in the snowboard industry. Oh, you packed boxes? Well apply for that open Marketing Manager job. That hands-on product experience you have is probably exactly what they’re looking for. Oh, you were a Team manager? Why not try outside sales? Shops are much easier to wrangle than team riders. You get the idea.

The important thing in this time of personal growth is to stay positive! Think of it as an opportunity rather than a set back and remember the best news of all. Worst case scenario, you can always go back to being a ski bum!

  1. craptain kirk

    this is what happens when you just fart out a YoBeat post.

  2. THIS is why it’s called DOPE Brooke.

  3. Hey Brooke, you’re fired.

  4. joe

    this is inspirational, im gonna quit my job just to see how i react. doesn’t say anything about the best type of cocktail napkin to scribble your resume on though.

  5. turdinghard

    how do you still have a “industry job”? i havent seen a paid add on yobeat for months! better look back into that wakeboarding journo career you had.

  6. Jackieee

    how do you get a job at yobeat?

  7. Chelsea

    I actually really needed this encouragement since I’ll probably lose my dream job one day, so thanks Brooke.

  8. what is this all about?

  9. Drew

    Very accurate haha

  10. Big E

    Oh you’re 33 and still work at a shop….sounds awesome…it is(starts crying)

  11. Yung Tyreese Cups

    Sell crack out of a RV

  12. Nate

    The graphic industry is full of damn snow, skate, and surf bros. So, go into graphic design.

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  14. Reality101

    9.5 million folks have just stopped working since 2009, mmmmmhhhhh,mmmmmmmhhhh. Just get on the dole and shred.

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