Hi @Techdog 🙂
I know how you feel, on all points, except being native.
I think part of the reason I have problems at work now is that, because I am older, they expect me to have experience that I don’t and know things that I don’t. And I don’t have a lot in common with most people my age. Or any age, for that matter.
Wherever you live, there are likely some kind of human rights laws protecting you from discrimination. You should check into that. There might be some kind of legal aid available as well if you think you need a lawyer.
As for the bullies, remember that they are just trying to boost their own self esteem by putting you down. The only opinion that matters is your own. And the only person you have control over is you. So just keep doing a good job and be proud of your accomplishments.REPORT ABUSE