Rider, According to your logic, the employee discount is only to 'dress the part of their dept. more easily.' If this is true, according to your standard, then employees at retail stores should only be allowed to purchase items from their specific area or section. If they work in men's underwear section, they shouldn't be allowed to buy electronics, much less suits then. Also, what about female employees who work in the men's dept. If we use your reasoning, women shouldn't be given a employee discount either since they're representing the men's dept, but are obviously not wearing men's clothing. IMHO, companies give employees discounts because it is good business. Instead of their employees buying items at their competition, these employees are given an incentive to buy from them. And, it has nothing to do with representing their dept since they could buy items from another company and customers wouldn't know the diff. These companies can sell more items, at a reduced profit, but they make it up with the volume sold. We are not talking about companies that are giving discounts of their cost. Rider, do you honestly think that these companies will pass down the savings to the customers. What was so revolutionary about Wal-Mart is that this company actually passed down the savings to the customer instead of keeping the profits and giving their management bigger bonuses. No, I didn't talk with managment. Frankly, I don't really respect them when they wouldn't allow my friend to buy something on sale, even if that was the price advertised in the newspaper and in the store. What do you think of this. You never addressed whether or not you agreed with this. Your silence seems to indicate that you absolutely agreed with the manager, and thus, disapproved of my conduct. I know this is going outside the thread, but do you know what ever happened to the lawsuit concerning a sales representative who sued his employer because they made him buy only their clothes.
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2/9/04 at 10:55pm