Yeah, I can't blame the big B for doing this. They are huge, and in essence were competing against themselves in a lot of ways. Too much clutter. You have to clean house every now and then. Still sucks.
oh, i'm not advocating that it's a bad business practice, just saying it's shitty news for the average joe working to feed his/her family.
Yeah fair enough, my comments weren't really directed at you in particular anyway, more at the story itself.
If those brands were doing bad either other brands are doing good (and they could possibly start hiring), or those segments of the industry as a whole are doing bad (in which case it's time to change jobs).
Times change and people have to be prepared to change with them! I work in construction and things were slowing down in Ontario, I took a chance to move to a market with more construction opportunity and I'm doing well.
You've got to be prepared to either follow the demand geographically, or follow to a new career path. We can't have the status quo forever! At least lets hope not...
Interesting development with some sad consequences for the shops who were already shipped product that Burton just publicly shit on today. At least Nike had the courtesy to not publicly acknowledge the death of 6.0 until the product was out of season.
Also interesting is that on Transworld Business the story directly below the announcement of these changes is this:
"the WLF crew has the opportunity to help mold and shape three of the most iconic brands of snowboarding" Yeah everybody, get stoked, pump people up on the program, drink the kool-aid. After all if you do well enough you can help shape the future of these brands! Hah!