The Everyday Ageism Project

The Everyday Ageism Project aims to capture people’s everyday experiences of ageism. Research by EURAGE shows that across the European region, ageism is the most commonly experienced form of prejudice, yet relatively little is known about how it is experienced, who experiences it and the situations which may leave people vulnerable to age discrimination.

By providing a safe forum for people to anonymously share their experiences, the project aims to understand the consequences of ageism and the ways that age discrimination can affect people’s everyday lives. We also wish to encourage people to share their stories to show that ageism does exist and that it is a valid problem worth discussing.


Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Trouble Managing Older Staff

40 year old female tells how her age was an issue for others when she was 23

"I was a young manager [aged 23 years], managing older staff.  When yearly reviews on staff  were conducted one member of the team would not accept the report score and disucssed this with the rest of the staff who then would make digs at me. The comments were I was too young too know what I was doing."

[This made me feel] "Angry as I knew the job as well as they did and had previous managerial experience."

The other staff were estimated to be around 50 years old. 

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