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Re: Worst job in skateboard industry
« Reply #30 on: September 14, 2023, 03:47:22 PM »
i dont think this would be the worst job in the industry but whoever had to film Fred Galls day in the life i heard went to jail multiple times in a day. Which is the most Fred Gall thing Slap will hear all year.

shout out to Patrick O'dell who filmed the chaos that was the Antwuan Dixon episode

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Re: Worst job in skateboard industry
« Reply #31 on: September 14, 2023, 05:20:23 PM »
I think being any kind of skate-related YouTuber is automatically the worst job in skateboarding

Didnít a few years ago Berra set up an emergency meeting with like 5 or 6 ďcoreĒ brands because the more prolific skate YouTubers were making way more money than the average pro? But Instead of finding ways to pay pros more the brands just made shitty YouTube videos themselves for a couple yearsÖ


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Re: Worst job in skateboard industry
« Reply #32 on: September 14, 2023, 05:31:45 PM »
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I think being any kind of skate-related YouTuber is automatically the worst job in skateboarding
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Didnít a few years ago Berra set up an emergency meeting with like 5 or 6 ďcoreĒ brands because the more prolific skate YouTubers were making way more money than the average pro? But Instead of finding ways to pay pros more the brands just made shitty YouTube videos themselves for a couple yearsÖ

I donít know about the meeting, but thereís no way that John Hill and Aaron Kyro are not among the highest paid skateboarders in the world.
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Re: Worst job in skateboard industry
« Reply #33 on: September 14, 2023, 05:32:55 PM »
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Probably being a bangladesh sweatshop worker
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Yeah I was gonna say probably an Uyghur Nike sweatshop worker or China woodshop employee

This is it.

And the only thing that might be worse are the poor fucking schmucks who have to read SLAP threads trying to glean some kind of consumer insight.

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Re: Worst job in skateboard industry
« Reply #34 on: September 14, 2023, 05:46:58 PM »
Picking up KBís dog shit at the FA warehouse

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Re: Worst job in skateboard industry
« Reply #35 on: September 14, 2023, 08:34:34 PM »
I think being any kind of skate-related YouTuber is automatically the worst job in skateboarding

If YT didnít pay creators we wouldnít even be talking about them

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Re: Worst job in skateboard industry
« Reply #36 on: September 14, 2023, 08:43:36 PM »
Professional contest judge is weird one for sure

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Re: Worst job in skateboard industry
« Reply #37 on: September 14, 2023, 08:49:14 PM »
I would think being a middle aged box packer for like CCS must not feel too great but then again, Iím sure itís super low stress and you get to be in involved in something youíre passionate about. The second thing that comes to mind is whoever was TM for termite back in the day. Trying to manage a group of young, hyper skate rats on a trip couldnít have been fun.

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Re: Worst job in skateboard industry
« Reply #38 on: September 14, 2023, 09:00:09 PM »
I would think being a middle aged box packer for like CCS must not feel too great but then again, Iím sure itís super low stress and you get to be in involved in something youíre passionate about. The second thing that comes to mind is whoever was TM for termite back in the day. Trying to manage a group of young, hyper skate rats on a trip couldnít have been fun.
Actively trying to look for new kids is kinda sus also

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Re: Worst job in skateboard industry
« Reply #39 on: September 14, 2023, 09:29:20 PM »
being the designer who gets calls from beatrice domond at 2am

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Re: Worst job in skateboard industry
« Reply #40 on: September 15, 2023, 02:18:21 AM »
Injured pro with no life skills and no savings

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Re: Worst job in skateboard industry
« Reply #41 on: September 15, 2023, 03:48:36 AM »
Injured pro with no life skills and no savings

addiction problems, failed marriages, custody issues

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Re: Worst job in skateboard industry
« Reply #42 on: September 15, 2023, 04:42:39 AM »
Music licensing. It is 1000% shit, speaking from personal experience.
great friends made along the way, nice boxes too but the job itself sucks.
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Re: Worst job in skateboard industry
« Reply #43 on: September 15, 2023, 04:50:32 AM »
Trying to make profitable a skate brand called Freedome seems to be a pretty hard job. There is evidence.

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Re: Worst job in skateboard industry
« Reply #44 on: September 15, 2023, 04:55:41 AM »
Having to shovel all the horse shit as Mikey Taylor's stablehand.

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Re: Worst job in skateboard industry
« Reply #45 on: September 15, 2023, 05:17:28 AM »
I canít imagine how funny the stories are from whoever Beatrice regularly talks to at Vans. Because sheís not going to put out anything just to put it out you know man, sheís a real deep thinker yo she might call you at 4am talmbout ďhas anyone ever done the stripe backwards?? I think that would really show the nuance of my struggle.Ē and youíre not allowed to laugh at her. Canít be easy.

Also: pro flow FA warehouse worker who probably should have gotten fully on back in 2013 instead of Terps.. but has has since blown his knee out and has to pack Beatrice boards for skateshops. Thatís gotta sting right in the ACL.

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Re: Worst job in skateboard industry
« Reply #46 on: September 15, 2023, 05:25:05 AM »
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You think being brand manager for NHS is a shitty job? Whatís a good job?
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Idk what good lucrative jobs exist in skateboarding, but being any kind of salesman sounds unappealing.

Maybe a good skate job would be designing a park and/or building said park. Something you can do with your hands.
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That actually does sound like a cool job, but I bet there's only like 3 people designing skateparks in the entire US

Sounds like a convo between 2 people who have never contributed to a build or have any idea what goes into skatepark design. ď3 peopleĒ lmao

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Re: Worst job in skateboard industry
« Reply #47 on: September 15, 2023, 05:48:54 AM »
social media manager for a team that doesnt skate

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Re: Worst job in skateboard industry
« Reply #48 on: September 15, 2023, 07:20:41 AM »
Julian ( Powell child skate star)

Imagine being that insanely good and no bloard in sight.

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Re: Worst job in skateboard industry
« Reply #49 on: September 15, 2023, 07:29:01 AM »
Tom Penny's caretaker

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Re: Worst job in skateboard industry
« Reply #50 on: September 15, 2023, 07:49:56 AM »
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You think being brand manager for NHS is a shitty job? Whatís a good job?
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Idk what good lucrative jobs exist in skateboarding, but being any kind of salesman sounds unappealing.

Maybe a good skate job would be designing a park and/or building said park. Something you can do with your hands.

i think it'd be a tough job, you have to travel a lot and i don't think many of the core companies are providing you with hotels or anything, looks like they basically just make the workers camp out fucken hellride style

the work would be super satisfying though

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Re: Worst job in skateboard industry
« Reply #51 on: September 15, 2023, 07:58:43 AM »
i was thinking it would be sweet to have a job in skateboarding but theres just no money in it. i would love to work at the warehouse, i would work my ass off there but its nowhere near where I live and i know the money is trash. i would just enjoy being able to see all the new product first hand right away and always being able to see differences of all these different boards etc. and talk to others working there about skateboarding sounds awesome to me!
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Re: Worst job in skateboard industry
« Reply #52 on: September 15, 2023, 08:17:47 AM »
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You think being brand manager for NHS is a shitty job? Whatís a good job?
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Idk what good lucrative jobs exist in skateboarding, but being any kind of salesman sounds unappealing.

Maybe a good skate job would be designing a park and/or building said park. Something you can do with your hands.
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That actually does sound like a cool job, but I bet there's only like 3 people designing skateparks in the entire US
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Sounds like a convo between 2 people who have never contributed to a build or have any idea what goes into skatepark design. ď3 peopleĒ lmao

There's probably at least 3 designers on each of the big park contractors, and obviously many laborers on any given site

Plus you're basically an architect whose work is critiqued everyday so there's that. Still probably a more rewarding job than doing general industry networking.
Do you see another one of these over there?

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Re: Worst job in skateboard industry
« Reply #53 on: September 15, 2023, 08:44:41 AM »
Video editor for World Industries in the 2020's
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Re: Worst job in skateboard industry
« Reply #54 on: September 15, 2023, 11:23:56 AM »
I would think being a middle aged box packer for like CCS must not feel too great but then again, Iím sure itís super low stress and you get to be in involved in something youíre passionate about. The second thing that comes to mind is whoever was TM for termite back in the day. Trying to manage a group of young, hyper skate rats on a trip couldnít have been fun.

I said this a million times, but I knew a guy who worked at several local skate shops, and he was always getting shit all over by the bosses, never made any money, and never had health insurance or anything like that. He started working at CCS, and they gave him insurance, paid him more than he had ever made it skate shop, and is generally much happier there than at the super exploitative local shops.
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Re: Worst job in skateboard industry
« Reply #55 on: September 15, 2023, 12:01:17 PM »
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I would think being a middle aged box packer for like CCS must not feel too great but then again, Iím sure itís super low stress and you get to be in involved in something youíre passionate about. The second thing that comes to mind is whoever was TM for termite back in the day. Trying to manage a group of young, hyper skate rats on a trip couldnít have been fun.
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I said this a million times, but I knew a guy who worked at several local skate shops, and he was always getting shit all over by the bosses, never made any money, and never had health insurance or anything like that. He started working at CCS, and they gave him insurance, paid him more than he had ever made it skate shop, and is generally much happier there than at the super exploitative local shops.

Small businesses are some of the most exploitative businesses of all.

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Re: Worst job in skateboard industry
« Reply #56 on: September 15, 2023, 08:53:51 PM »
zumiez griptappe applier

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Re: Worst job in skateboard industry
« Reply #57 on: September 15, 2023, 08:54:57 PM »
or the guy who had to cover up the berrics at camera guy with the screwdriver

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Re: Worst job in skateboard industry
« Reply #58 on: September 16, 2023, 04:43:27 AM »
Ego-wrangler at the Berries

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Re: Worst job in skateboard industry
« Reply #59 on: September 16, 2023, 04:48:08 AM »
or the guy who had to cover up the berrics at camera guy with the screwdriver

Or just the screwdriver if you think about it