If you were feeling all warm and fuzzy over Sprint's generosity with the free month of service ($140 value) and discounted Everything Data Plus plans it bundled with those HTC EVOs given to Google I/O attendees last week, then you won't want to hear about the carrier's darker side.
A manager at a Sprint store in Texas told my friend that they were getting an EVO a few days before its June 4th release but wouldn't be allowed to show it to anyone without the risk of being fired. The manager said that Sprint was being very serious about enforcing this threat and had already put it into practice at various stores around the country. [Update: Three Sprint retail consultants at two different stores here in Hawaii have confirmed this for me.]
While losing your job over a phone is nowhere near as bad as losing your life, it's still extreme. I can understand an employee being reprimanded for quickly flashing the phone to an inquiring customer, but to be fired over it? Come on!