Posted on 30th November 2020 at 18:16
Finding a job is hard enough in the middle of the worst pandemic and economic crisis in living memory, but when you’re 59 and competing with people a third of your age, it’s easy to be despondent.
Every time I found a job I was perfect for, hundreds of other people had already applied - and even though some were roles I was almost born to do, I wasn’t getting so much as a flicker of interest.
“Could it be your age?” my wife and daughter asked, tentatively. And perhaps they had a point.
For while age discrimination is outlawed in the UK, it would be impossible to prove when the employer has hundreds or even thousands of applicants to choose from, almost all of them likely to have a degree, which I don’t.