As a woman alone, I was treated horrifically by the service manager here (Michael Bolinder). I was met with abject disrespect that was palpable and intentional, again and again.
I couldn't have been nicer to everyone here. But I was consistently given the bum's rush, told there were "other customers" he had to talk with ("you don't matter") if I had a question, and talked down to in a way that was meant to shame.
When I finally asked Mr. Bolinder very nicely, Please don't talk down to me, he would not stop. When I tried to say that I deserve respect, that we all do, he became much more abusive so that I would react, then he could point the finger at me (play the victim; have someone to "blame"... feel "powerful").
I was treated like that because I was alone. I am sure of it.
I was completely sapped of energy for the entire day after our conversation, I had stomach problems, and the previous day after being treated like dirt by Mr. Bolinder I had had cried after leaving the dealership because it hurt so much.
No one should be subject to this kind of abuse anywhere, but particularly in a professional setting. When people are this sick, they should be working on themselves -- not in a service position of any kind.