I live in Az, and was recently turned down for a job that I was highly qualified for. The reason I was turned down was that my sense of humor made it hard for others to take me seriously...I have taken the team leaders place on several occasions, and have handled all situations that arose. When I pointed that out, they then told me I did not have a professional appearance.\, meaning because I wear casual clothes to work which is our dress code. I have never been approached for my appearance, and the 3 people that I originally trained were picked for the positions. They are all under 40, so I wonder if it was actually because of my age. Even though I was never given that reason.