A glass ceiling is an invisible boundary for career advancement. Once you’ve hit it, you can never get any higher. It is called glass ceiling because it is transparent; you can see the top but you can never reach it. Some may have successfully shaterred his or her own glass ceiling but it took time, centuries maybe.
The right of suffrage was a glass ceiling for women before. They were not allowed to vote until the glass ceiling was broken in the early 20th century.
African- Americans were also not given the right to vote but that glass ceiling was broken through after a long and arduous battle. Today, we have a black American occupying the presidency, considered before as a glass ceiling to many black politicians. If Hillary Clnton was elected president instead of Barack Obama, the glass ceiling for lady executives could have been completely eliminated.
I may have hit my very own career glass ceiling. For seven years, I have seen no movement in my career. If I am not moving, then I don’t even have a career to speak of in the first place. I feel stuck already and I hate how it feels. A prisoner would have felt better knowing that his sentence is finite. As for me, I cannot cross out the dates on the calendar counting down my eventual release.
I need to re-invent myself or to plan a jailbreak. If the glass can’t be broken, getting out could just be a better option.
Else, I’ll die old and grumpy like the others who have come and gone before me.