So I'm a girl and I am assistant manager at a local retro video game store. I know my shit and got promoted fast, but my status is forever "hot girl at video game store who doesn't know shit about games" to everyone who has ever shopped at GameStop. It's a disgusting mentality because it is so completely obvious how they treat me vs. my male coworkers.
An example of this: obese and awkward 18 year old comes in with his dad. I am behind the counter with one of the part-timers. I am at the register and the part-timer is cleaning a console with his back turned towards the door. We both greet him.
He is enthusiastic about working here and drops off the resume, BUT he directs every question about employment to the part-timer. My coworker has no idea these questions are being directed to him because he immediately went back to cleaning, and I am answering all his questions.
However, the young sir refuses to even acknowledge me and continues to ask my coworker questions about the job. After he is satisfied by the answers I GAVE, he buys a beverage and for the first time he looks at me.
After the transaction is completed, I thank him and tell him to have a nice day.
"Thank you, beautiful!" he says as he leaves.
I chunk the resume into the trash. I hope he saw. After that, I printed out "ASSISTANT MANAGER" in huge letters and put it on my name tag.
One time this dude came in REEKING of stinky cologne.
I couldn't breathe. I asked him what cologne he was wearing (as a mental note to avoid it forever) and he went about his business.
A little bit later he comes back up and says "Hey can I borrow a pen?"
I toss him one and he uses it to write his number and says something really creepy along the lines of, "Next time I'll let you smell my musk" and walks off.
This next story is the most recent encounter.
We were having a tournament one day and a guy comes in full Jedi costume. He spends a while there, being a jerk to everyone except me. He lost the tournament and approaches me.
I was walking from the back of the store to the front, and he physically blocked my path and cornered me into the board game/plushy section and I had no escape route. (Gentlemen, if you have to use your body to prevent the girl from leaving, she's not interested.)
He was saying how much he hates losing and he gets what he wants. I laugh and shrug and tell him better luck next time.
After a brief conversation, he then proceeds to ask me out, multiple times, and each time I politely decline. He tries to do the Jedi Mind Trick on me, but my response was a flat out glare. Not catching the hint, he ends up coming back into the store for the next three days, same routine, but increasingly more forceful, desperate, and angry.
I told my boss and coworkers about it after the first time. At first, they all laughed and kept saying "You will go out with me" in the Jedi way. We had a good chuckle until he came in shortly after.
He walks directly to me and would not stop talking to me. His tone is way darker, less friendly. Comments on my tattoos, my shirt, but totally eye-fucking me the entire time. Has that unnerving, unwanted predatory look.
One of my coworkers sees me getting visibly awkward/scared, and sort of casually butts in on the conversation in a sort of, "Hey, sir, can I help you find anything?" way, which made the dude bugger off.
The last time he comes in, my coworker does not leave my side for a minute despite the store being busy. This agitated the Jedi, probably initially oblivious as to why he was doing so. Angrily told me that quality gamer girls are hard to find and he knows when someone is worth the wait.
He shoots my coworker a long, hard glare when the coworker doesn't leave. My coworker stares him down. Coworker is forced to do it in a friendly customer service way, putting on his best oblivious act, but I could see blood boiling behind both of their eyes.
Dude turns around to me and says very forcefully, angrily, "I won't hold my breath, but you will be mine!" and storm(troopered) off in a huff.
I haven't seen him since, but this was only a week ago.
Thankfully the store manager was also there on the last day and saw the entire thing between me, my coworker, and the guy, but the guy left before my boss could say anything.
Boss pulled me aside afterwards and said. "If you ever see him come in again, immediately go to the back and stay there for as long as you need. I will give instructions to the rest of the team to get him out as quickly as possible. If he ever accosts you again, he will be banned, but I will give him one more chance, but never one with you in the store."