General Motors ended its Employee Discount for Everyone bonanza at the beginning of October, but it shouldn't be too hard to get a GM vehicle for the price employees pay thanks to a new initiative meant to goose the automaker's sales during this downturn. As it's done a few times in the past, GM is allowing each of its workers to bestow the gift of employee pricing to two additional persons of their choice. With sales painfully low, this move should come as a surprise to no one. Plus, these tact
When the land was flowing with milk and honey, GM didn't get medieval on folks who took just a little more than their fair share. Now that GM's diet has been pared back to a few nuts and the occasional berry... well, every nut counts. So when The General performed a random audit and found that employees had allegedly been sharing their employee discounts with ineligible buyers, instead of a big "whatever," GM initiated lawsuits.
Ford Motor Company employees and retirees each account for less than one AXY-Plan sale per year (the AXY-Plan is Ford's employee and supplier discount program). The company claims that if it could only add one additional discounted sale per employee and retiree each year, a market share gain of two percent could be realized. That's not exactly small potatoes in today's marketplace. As such, the company has started what it calls the Ambassador Club for those employees who directly contribute
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