Employees complain about new Walmart dress code



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BENTONVILLE, Ark. — The blue vest is returning to Walmart along with a new dress code.

Currently, employees wear khaki pants with a blue shirt and a name tag.

The new dress code includes a company provided blue vest with name tag.

Employees are to wear navy or white collared shirt, black or khaki pants and close-toed shoes.


Some Walmart employees took to Reddit to give their thoughts on the dress code.

One person wrote, “I actually prefer the new dress code. Collared shirts look better and we’ll be allowed to wear black pants instead of khaki. I hate khaki.

Another employee was not as supportive, “Our registers and other equipment are slow and unreliable. I do not see how bringing back the vests as if we were living in 1994 will change anything. There are real problems to solve in our stores.”

Employee may buy the needed clothes anywhere or at Walmart with their employee discount.

Many Walmart employees are reportedly complaining about having to buy new shirts saying they don’t have the extra money.

Other people however, say many companies require employees purchase their uniforms, “Ultimately, most companies require people to purchase their own uniforms. It’s kind of standard in most places. Sometimes they will give you a free shirt but not usually. In my line of work, I have to purchase ugly scrubs with no reimbursement. Caribbean blue? No one will ever wear those again outside of the company.”


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