Hello, users! 👋
I'd like to ask for your advice.
I've been almost 3 years working as a web designer/developer and I'm an UX/UI specialist.
I've been working a whole year in the Smart City sector (you can read more here) and the rest of my experience is about web design/development.
I don't consider myself a senior but I wouldn't say I'm a junior, either. I've been also teaching, gave a conference about Smart Cities and I'm an active writer in IT matters.
However, in the companies where I worked there was always a kind of lack of respect towards me, not giving any credit to my knowledge, skills and experience. I've been having real bad times and lack of opportunities because I've been considered less qualified than I actually am.
I've been thinking why could that be, since my work was good and never had complaints from the clients or my bosses, but even though, I've been treated like if I knew nothing of what I'm doing and I was even humiliated once in front of my colleagues.
I'm 23 years old. I've been considering that the source of this kind of treatment could be that I'm young and self-taught.
Did you face this kind of treatment or situation before? Have you witnessed a situation like that happening to another person?
If you think this is a common situation, how would you avoid it or go through it?
EDIT: After many negative comments accusing me of "vanity", "can't stand if I'm wrong" and many other nonsense which is not even mentioned in this post in the first place:
I've learned A LOT of being wrong, I'm asking constant feedback to everyone, always trying to see where I failed and not even afraid of asking my superior for help or advice, how else could I have learned anything if I were otherwise? and honestly: that's not the point of this post, so stop mentioning it when I never spoke about it.
I'm talking about lack of respect, demotivation and superior attitude of other colleagues or bosses towards the employees, about your own company slowing you down without any valid reason or logic when meanwhile you're doing great things by your own. This is not about being right or wrong.
Check my article about why quitting a job to see what real situations I've faced if interested personally.
EDIT2: Thank you for everyone who commented this post. I've made a recopilation of the best advices you gave me here.