re: Do you think ageism in tech is improving? VIEW POST


I can only speak for my place of work, and I can't say I've witnessed it much (doesn't mean it doesn't happen - it's a big place). Personally, I guess I've sort of been hit once about five years ago when I was passed on for promotion because the manager thought I had too much experience (even though I was a perfect fit for the job - I mean, positions like that one were created for people like me). I was told on the side that the manager wanted someone with fewer years of experience who he could mold into a "mini-me". So, yeah, that was weird.


That sounds like it was more of a case that he didn't like change or people questioning his actions. Your experience threatened him and he wanted someone that would do as he said without any opinions otherwise.


Yep, pretty much what I meant. You don't get that amount of experience unless you're "old" which is why I said "sort of". :)

I'd probably count that as a win to not be working for that guy.

Yeah, I found out later that we probably wouldn't have gotten along anyway. :) Mind you, my bank account probably wouldn't have cared. hehe

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