- by C.C.
“Could you give me your employee discount?”
Even if you say this in a joking manner, it’s still incredibly uncomfortable for cashiers, since they can get into a lot of trouble (even fired) for using their employee discount on friends and family—and that especially goes for complete strangers.
During my career as a retail employee, it was often policy that you could only share your employee discount with your spouse, as the company could lose a large amount of money through the inappropriate use of these discounts. It’s a fact: with this seemingly simple request you’re asking for way too much.