For all I know, of course, they don't get those sizes in their shipments. This is most likely a corporate issue, not an employee one. Still, how hard would it be for corporate to send those sizes? Given how many 0s, 2s, and 4s were on the sales rack, I doubt there's enough demand for them to justify crowding out the larger sizes. Selling certain sizes as "online only," or at outlets, is an inconvenience for anyone who wants to, I dunno, try on pants before buying them.
It's sad, cause I came prepared to spend some serious money, and I couldn't find any dress pants in my size, nor could I find my preferred style of jeans. The employees were very nice and helpful, though -- I made sure to note that on the online survey I filled out. I'm just frustrated. I don't like being thwarted, and I don't like the implication that I'm too big to shop there.