In my opinion, Stride Rite was more of a dictatorship than an employment. You were given no options or flexibility in your schedule, they would schedule you for mandatory overtime without notifying you until 30 minutes before your shift as supposed to end. If you had mandatory overtime on one of your days off, it was your responsibility to check the schedule and they wouldn't inform you of it. The Area Manager was always focused on the negative aspects of our work, and we rarely got any good feedback from him. The store manager treated everybody like she was above all of us. She was very demeaning and condescending, belittling, and rude.