Awwh, well that doesn't seem very fair. Some of the SA's really go out of their way to help customers--even emailing/texting frequent photos of bags to people from their own personal cell phones on days off, once I even had a pair of Chanel earrings held for me by an SA for about a whole week....I thought having the discount was a nice incentive for the kinder SA's out there.
Can't remember what the discount was but I know they have a limit per country. Say like every country they go to, they can buy up to $10k with staff discount of 30%.., something along that line. Eg, a Singapore staff could go to Paris and buy up to $10k on staff rates