I'm sure this has been discussed to death before, but I am new to The Break Room and I am really wondering if 'older' team members are even considered for TL openings. In my store, all of the older TL's have been in that position for years. I have seen no one selected to become a TL who is even out of their 20's or 30's, much less in their 50's like myself. The ETL's treat the older workers like mascots or pets, so much fun to have around, but not to be taken seriously. And they wonder why the constant parade of 'executives in training', which is code for 'this is my first job' are not embraced by older and more experienced workers. Am I paranoid or over-reacting, or is there some subliminal bias that if you're not young you can't be fast enough, fun enough or friendly enough?