Its an age thing. Its endemic within the country.
In your 20's its what are you going to do? In your 30's its what are you doing? After your 40's its what have you done?
As an employee you fit in there somewhere.
Too many are getting into their 40's still wanting the breaks of the 20's. It isn't going to happen. There's a 30 year old looking at you thinking what a sad old loser you are.
After 50 you're dead in the water. Asking for employment in a different area or wanting to be trained for it at that age is an embarrassment .
That telling me