I have a coworker (call him Tim) who says disgusting things and tells disturbing stories. I'm trying to think of a non-confrontational way to get him to stop. Often times he's not talking to me, but I have to hear it because he's talking to the coworker beside me.
My old job let me go because of the economic situation from COVID. I started working at this store a couple months ago. I didn't know it when I was hired, but the chain of stores also owns night clubs. So when the nightclubs closed due to COVID, they transferred the security to the stores. That's how Tim got here. He used to work at a gay club and keeps telling stories like how he had to fight off men and cross dressers from hitting on him. Often times his stories involve violence, so he's probably trying to make himself look tough. Management asked to try to resolve conflicts between coworkers without involving them.
I could try to physically distance myself when he's talking like this, but sometimes I have to be close due to work reasons. I'm surprised Tim's security but spends so much time talking to the clerks, but management seems ok with it. To be clear, he talks like this very often.