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Some great advice so far but most leaning one way
which doesn't help if you really really don't want to leave for whatever personal reason. I just know with my wife she has had various career challenges where the best thing was for her to leave but she didn't want to so we had to try and deal with her situations differently. If you are the same, then you should say so and maybe we all can help try figure out your best options.
FWIW I wouldn't promote you cause you're a Springsteen fan ... maybe you could try listening to some more Prince or Bowie?
Just over a year ago (before lockdown) I was in the US at company planning meetings. I had been looking for a different role within the company (after 10 years) and had asked for the possibility of a rotation to manage another team.
When I brought it up in a 1:1 with my manager (a director) he mentioned (very dismissively) that HIS manager ( a VP) had told him I was too old to promote and he was keeping any opportunities for younger managers.
I went back to the hotel that night and sent a note, detailing the conversation, to another director colleague of mine.
My latest (different to above) manager/director just left the team with 2 weeks notice. I had to take 5 additional headcount to my current 10 and my portfolio is now close to $1b (was $600m). Iím working 12-15 hour days just to stand still.
Despite having another exceptional end of year review (Iíve had 10 great reviews btw) in March, being a ĎRock Starí ( itís a thing in here, for top management scores etc when I asked for a promotion it fell on deaf ears and my last managers job has been advertised in US but not in Europe.
I feel that there IS a ageism cultural issue at play. Iím 57.
Anyone experience this type of scenario before. At this stage I feel I just want out.