My dream guy’s wife looks like me.
That’s the worst!
At a previous job, I worked my ass off to try to earn more respect from the bosses. They recognized my skills, but no matter how well I did, I was always viewed as a young guy with no experience and no Ph.D. and therefore I couldn’t be trusted with any real responsibility or advanced projects.
Once, they were discussing (within earshot) the need to hire for a “senior” programming position.
They actually said, “We need someone like Marco, but older.”