They're not going to give you an employee purchase price unless you work there. and even if you do work there, you're still probably not going to get it unless you've been working there a while.
The EP price is a percentage off of wholesale, and it is done through the actual bike company, not the LBS. Your bike shop would actually be selling the bike for LESS than it cost them to buy, and thats just not gonna happen.
They might be giving you a good deal (10-20% off), but I wouldnt confuse that with an EP.