GM To Give Out Perfect Attendance Award, New Car

Proving that the medicine goes down better with a spoonful of sugar, GM announced today that a year of perfect attendance gets your average factory worker into a drawing for $15,000 towards the purchase of a new GM product. That's the sugar. The medicine is that starting January 1, those who are absent are going to need a prescription slip or test results from the doctor or else they'll face a verbal warning or, if it happens too often, a pink slip. So when daddy or mommy goes to work with appendicitis, remember that their pain is buying you that new Aveo. [Market Watch]