I am a software engineer in my early forties. I was contacted by a recruiter for a large company I might be interested in working for and after a phone interview I took a day off to go interview onsite (for a senior position.)
Everything was going great and I was getting exciting thinking the people who had interviewed me so far might be good to work with, I was liking the environment, the attitudes, the challenges they were posing me.
But then the interview with next person did not go so well. He spent the first 15 minutes reading my resume not asking me any technical questions. Then he asked me about a company I worked for 15 years ago that has long since been acquired by a bigger company so I told him what it was and how it was big at the time and this and that and their technology was the basis for this and that and I did this and that blah blah.
Then he said something to the effect of "well that's long before my time" and just he seemed bemused implying like that he doesn't understand why I'm still doing this. I couldn't believe it. I'm not giving him the benefit of the doubt because he seemed to be a pretty snarky arrogant kid who was more interested in "defeating" me than determining if I was a good fit for the job.
Anyway it ruined my day. I'm pretty sure he'll vote me down whereas I'm sure the rest of the people I spoke to will vote to bring me on. Even if I get an offer I'm not sure I'll want to take the job because I would have a problem working with that kid.
I feel like he torpedoed me and I wasted my time and I feel very disrespected and humiliated.
Do I have any recourse?
Edit: this just happened the other day and I'm just mad about having wasted my time. Maybe I'm overreacting I don't know, but he definitely didn't know how to interview someone, he wasn't prepared, and it's possible I interpreted that along with his snarky style (very snarky) as hostility to me and I've become a bit sensitive about being an older person in my field as it is generally populated by younger folks. My thanks for the comments and answers I appreciate it. Perhaps with new perspective if I end up getting an offer I'll take it anyway and just try to chill out lol