THERE is a reason why Walmart employee badges are different colors and it can help you buy certain items.
Shoppers walking through Walmart may have noticed how employees wear vests and associate name badges.
They may also have caught a glimpse of the popular Walmart phrase "Our People Make the Difference" – which is written below an employee's name.
As for the different badge colors – Walmart previously explained the meaning behind them.
In a 2021 Facebook post, Walmart said: "Did you know that a yellow name badge means our associate is a minor?
"We hire associates as young as 16-years-old and provide free online bachelor’s degrees."
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Basically, an employee wearing a yellow name badge is not allowed to sell alcohol or run certain areas of the store.
One Reddit user explains: "With a yellow strip you can't run the bailer, get trained on equipment, run the paint counter, run fabrics, etc.
"You are basically limited like crazy."
Another Reddit user described the reasoning behind blue name badges.
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The user wrote: "It might be subjected to state labor laws, but as long as you're over 18, HR should give you the blue badge…
"UNLESS you're a CSM or SCO host (they get the yellow badge as the exception to the 'minor' notation)."
Back in 2020, one social media user took to Twitter to say that Walmart makes yellow badges "so minors won't sell alcohol."
Earlier this month, a Tik Tok user informed her followers that she was asked out on a date by a 29-year-old, only to have her boss inform the person of the meaning behind her yellow badge.
The TikTok user captioned her post: "Sir ima minor"
Walmart revamped its dress code in 2018 to be more relaxed, but one thing stayed the same – the vest and badge.
The company explained in a news release: "What hasn’t changed:
"Our iconic vest and the name badge. These will ensure our customers can find our associates and identify who gave them great service."
In 2019, Walmart upgraded its iconic vests to "have a modernized style that takes advantage of trim detail and screen printing to introduce color in an eye-catching way."
"Most vests are made of a neutral steel gray that blends with a wider variety of colors," a news release, dated June 5, 2019, said. "Self-checkout hosts in Supercenters will receive an upgraded yellow vest with gray trim as well."
The 2019 vest rollout gave supercenter associates a steel gray vest with blue trim.
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Meanwhile, the items Americans buy at dollar stores have been revealed – along with the ones that are best avoided.
And a former Walmart employee has revealed a sneaky hack to get staff to check for more stock faster.
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