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What the fuck are you searching for to dig this thread up? Are you just going through archives out of boredom?
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It was a spammer who posted that I responded to. Then admin deletes the post so yeah L on my forehead because it looks like I dug this up. Fn spammers

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So I was thinking, it is going to suck to grow up and get a 9:00 to 5:00 job at some place that I will most likely hate. I'm going to hate waking up everyday, and get no sleep every night. Whether I make a lot of money or not, I am going to have to throw away AT LEAST 8 hours of everyday. You take another 8 hours of everyday out for sleep. That leaves you only 8 hours and who knows to what societal bullshit that will go to.

SO, I thought why not get a job that I like? Now, it doesn't have to be in the snowboard industry; it could be surfboards, longboards, freebords, or skateboards. I'm not talking about being a professional, a retailer, etc. I mean building boards.

Let me elaborate. I don't mean literally building boards, more theoretically. A couple of years ago, I decided I wanted to be a physicist. Unfortunately that means either making bombs or spaceships and working way more than 40 hours a week. I find physics interesting, but not enough to throw my life away for the government.

So one day I was thinking, who comes up with all this snowboard technology? Board material like all the different types of wood, fiber glass, UHMW, basalt, bio- plastic beans, board technology like concave, rocker, drop through, bowl, camber. I mean check out all the technologies of rocker and camber combo Lib Tech has ... Lib Tech Snowboards Snowboard Technology

So if I were to sum this relentless rant up, it would be.. Who are these people, and how do I become one of them; are they physicists, biologists, chemists, botanists, environmentalists? How do I nail a job in the snowboarding industry?
Now that snowangel dug this thread up....

Inquiring minds want to know. Did you go be a rocket scientist or a ski bum?
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It was a spammer who posted that I responded to. Then admin deletes the post so yeah L on my forehead because it looks like I dug this up. Fn spammers
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I think the key is to have a job where you're your own boss. But even that isn't a perfect fit...

My job isn't the most exciting (I'm a stock broker, so it's probably more exciting than some) but it pays well. I got the job through blind luck (not connections) and was hired over the phone because the company (a big, prestigious one that you've heard of) was desperately looking for someone for a particular area that didn't have any local/native talent. They needed to fill the spot immediately and I was willing to move... so I moved across the country (Atlanta to LA) for it and I'm glad that I took that risk.

But the great thing about my job is that I set my own hours. But that's also the terrible thing about my job. Most of my clients are really nice retirees. I think of most of them as my grandparents. And they certainly treat me like I'm their grandkid - they bake me stuff, they ask me when I'm going to get married, etc... And although I could leave the office whenever I want to and let my assistant cover for me, I know that I'd be letting a ton of my clients down if I did. These people are depending on me and no matter how nice that powder might be, I can't put my own hobby ahead of their entire financial stability.

I end up working more than I would if I was salaried lol. But my hope is that I can grow a bit more and then hire a junior partner who'll cover for me on powder days. That should happen at the end of the year for the 2017 season... assuming he/she doesn't need to hold their hand lol.

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It was a spammer who posted that I responded to. Then admin deletes the post so yeah L on my forehead because it looks like I dug this up. Fn spammers

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I think the key is to have a job where you're your own boss. But even that isn't a perfect fit...

My job isn't the most exciting (I'm a stock broker, so it's probably more exciting than some) but it pays well. I got the job through blind luck (not connections) and was hired over the phone because the company (a big, prestigious one that you've heard of) was desperately looking for someone for a particular area that didn't have any local/native talent. They needed to fill the spot immediately and I was willing to move... so I moved across the country (Atlanta to LA) for it and I'm glad that I took that risk.

But the great thing about my job is that I set my own hours. But that's also the terrible thing about my job. Most of my clients are really nice retirees. I think of most of them as my grandparents. And they certainly treat me like I'm their grandkid - they bake me stuff, they ask me when I'm going to get married, etc... And although I could leave the office whenever I want to and let my assistant cover for me, I know that I'd be letting a ton of my clients down if I did. These people are depending on me and no matter how nice that powder might be, I can't put my own hobby ahead of their entire financial stability.

I end up working more than I would if I was salaried lol. But my hope is that I can grow a bit more and then hire a junior partner who'll cover for me on powder days. That should happen at the end of the year for the 2017 season... assuming he/she doesn't need to hold their hand lol.
That's awesome! It doesn't hurt that the job was in a nice place to live too Don't you have to work/be on during market open and close? I have friends in Toronto who have to have lunch in every day because they can't leave the desk during market hours. Talk about being chained to the desk!

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That's awesome! It doesn't hurt that the job was in a nice place to live too Don't you have to work/be on during market open and close? I have friends in Toronto who have to have lunch in every day because they can't leave the desk during market hours. Talk about being chained to the desk!

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yeah but in cali the market closes at 1PM (4pm est = 1pm pst). Plus I can always have other people cover me while I'm out. I'm not a terribly aggressive guy - most of my stuff is pretty plain vanilla meant for retirees. To use a baseball metaphor, I try to get a bunch of singles rather than homerun swings so I don't have to worry as much about the thing blowing up when I'm gone.

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