Has ageism affected the progress of your career?
I’ve been an accountant for my entire working life, and I’ve been at my present company for years. I’d always assumed my experience was one of my assets – until one day, my supervisor told me that he expected I’d ‘hurry up and retire’ because I was getting too old. There were too many female employees in the office. I couldn’t believe what he told me; it made me feel awkward as if he was ridiculing my age. It also made me feel like my work and my assistance to our office weren’t appreciated.