So, I just wanted to make my first post since joining a few months back. And, I just want to say that ageism is REAL.
In my own experience, I have experienced ageism a lot during my career, mostly because I look a lot younger than I am. I'm in my late 30's and I've been told that I look like I'm in the mid-20's. While this is not a bad thing for my personal ego (LOL!), it's been bad for me professionally. I've been passed over for jobs because I've "looked" too young.
On the other hand, my father-n-law (who's retired) wants to return to work and is having the hardest time even getting an interview. In fact, he's applied for at least 20 jobs and has not had a single interview. He knows it's because of his age. (He's in his early 70's.) He is a smart, alert, dependable and a determined individual. All he wants to do is get a part-time job to get out of the house, but no one will hire him. So sad!
People should be hired because of their skills, not because of their age.
So, what say you on the matter? Have you ever experienced ageism in the workplace?