I do qualify for employee discount and will be bringing in my work ID to reduce my monthly fees by 19%. However, they said they gave me 25% off on all items (except phone) and that is more than employee discount. But I've read many are getting all accessories free and paying $150 at verizon stores for the phone (maybe $250.. plus $100 rebate.. I am guessing). I'd love to get that $50 back plus free accessories. Seems really unfair that the same store..and the carrier themselves, is having such a difference from store to store in price. Nobody likes feeling cheated. I can live with 5% or so.. but $45 to $150 is a big deal. If it was $10 on one item or something..no big.