wal-mart losing their blue vest

United States
June 19, 2007 12:48pm CST
I don't understand why walmart would want to lose their blue vest. I don't really care for wal-mart but I like the slogans on the back of their vest. I read that they want a more professional image, that is why they are dropping the vest for polos and khaki pants. But I think becoming more professional should start with how you treat your employees, not with a certain uniform. What do you think?
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5 responses
• United States
8 Aug 07
I work(ed) there ( in limbo on rather or not I want to quit ). Anyway - from my point of view are 2 reasons. 1. Target. 2. Girls wearing shirts low enough to show their nipples.
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@ntotsch (19)
• United States
19 Jun 07
I worked for walmart for five years, and trust me, the attire is the least of their problems. I understand they want a more professional appearance, but now it makes it harder for the customers to actually pick out who is a worker and who isn't. Plus those vests had nice big pockets to keep gum, ink pens etc. THey were functional. needless to say i don't miss walmart at all--we do miss the paycheck but oh well.
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• United States
19 Jun 07
Wal-Mart is desperately trying to weed out their competitors, obviously. Their main competition is Target. Target has their professional look with the red polo and khaki pants. I believe this is why they are enforcing a new dress code. I just feel sorry for certain departments that have to work in that dress code as it's very, very hot here during the summer.
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• United States
26 Aug 07
I work for Wal-mart now, which I'm on medical leave at the present moment (read my latest topic regarding that) and I do miss the blue vest. It was easy to keep the essentials in, but now I have to squeeze everything into my pants pockets. Also, when we had the vests I could get off work, take it off, and go out the door. Now I clock out, take off my name badge, and I'm stopped on my way out the door by customers needing help. Technically, I'm not even supposed to answer a question off the clock because that is considered working off the clock. I've even been shopping with my cell phone up to my ear and been asked for help by a customer. The name badge isn't even on when this happens. I even had a customer come up to me upset one day and say, "I guess I can't wear a navy blue shirt and khakis anymore because people think I work here." He was actually pretty angry.
@bowtieguy (5924)
• United States
16 Jul 07
I guess they were just ready for a change.