EMPLOYMENT

How I Survived Workplace Ageism

It should have been a great interview — instead, I walked out

Charles Bastille
Crow’s Feet
Published in
7 min readApr 7, 2024

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Older gentleman tapping on a laptop
Photo by Beth Macdonald on Unsplash

Several years ago, I went through a round of phone interviews with a tech startup in Austin. The fit seemed perfect. I possessed the deep layers of software skills they were looking for, and I was ready to try my hand at a startup after several years of working at…

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Charles Bastille
Crow’s Feet

Author of MagicLand & Psalm of Vampires. Follow me on BlueSky: https://bsky.app/profile/charlesbastille.bsky.social. All stories © 2020-24 by Charles Bastille