If companies paid attention and planned, the misery of limited uniforms could be avoided. Sadly that one little company provided, and company required, part of the uniform is only ever shipped out to the store once every 4-5 months!
And that they out of all sizes except for quadruple extra large within a couple weeks.
This is why I still have the same ratty-ass smock that I got (used) when I started there three and a half years ago. It's so fun!
Supervisor-Type-Person: Hey new-kid! Where's your smock?
New-Kid: Well, they were out of them when they hired me.
Supervisor-Type-Person: Well, go get one!
New-Kid: But... I can't... they're out.
Supervisor-Type-Person: Well, that's no excuse!