I'm okay with each separate employee asking me the default, "Can I help you" question once per visit.
I am not, however, okay with the way they are at the RadioShack near my house…
On entry I'm asked by one of the three employees, all relatively near each other, and I explain that I'm just looking around. Walk maybe ten feet to a display, look for a bit, then walk to another display and on my way, stopped by one of the employees. I'm asked if they can help me, a different one this time.
Between the first and second employee I found myself asked over a dozen times in fifteen minutes.
Apparently the last time I was asked it must have been clear this was off putting, as said employee felt the need to explain he was ‘just doing his job.'
I understand from experience you are meant to ask once, but I also understand that if you are following me around and asking me every two minutes, it is because you think I am gonna steal shit.