This is the most comprehensive website on Pret A Manger from behind the facade anywhere on the Web. I declined 4 settlement offers from Pret for my silence.
I tell my story verbally in an interview for the first time
in one setting on a podcast based in California.
Full interview with The Adam Paradox Podcast
Clive Schlee, CEO of Pret (until he retired in September 2019) labelled me his “late night girl” during my trauma of having spiraled into late night emails to Pret, friends, counsellors … anyone, often drunk to cope with the trauma of my brother’s death and the bullying at work. I explain extensively on my blog and this article. I am only now slowly coming out of this illness, but writing also kept me alive. I still struggle to not write to people, be it in emails or social media and hope my passion for writing will turn again into a positive force like it used to be.
I survived Pret in the middle of the trauma of my brother’s death and on top of it being bullied under Pret’s HR department. I decided to adopt Schlee’s patronizing label, to be a sore in his and Pret’s sight, after what I went through in this toxic company that hides how it really is behind the shiny PR[et] facade.
To get to my most important Blog entries first, as my website has grown and it’s difficult to find important blog posts, please click on this link to reach a list of articles:
The latest video/slide on the forced happiness and fake smiles low-wage Pret staff have to perform for Mystery Shopper cash incentives and under fear management. The secret behind the Pret smile. I renamed the Mystery Shopper as the “Misery” Shopper:
Other former Pret employees that have their own story with Pret in a long list of complaints:
A group on facebook that is quite blunt started in 2011 but cannot easily be found as Facebook shadow bans / hides them from public search. I only stumbled on them in early 2019 by accident: “I Hate Pret A Manger” under Facebook.com/preth8ers
And former employee Andrej Stopa who was fired in 2012 for helping to start a Union, but dismissed under the pretense of him allegedly having made homophobic remarks. He started the Pret A Manger Staff Union (PAMSU).
Unfortunately both groups aren’t very active currently, but just to link to them as well for current Pret employees reference that there is a Pret Union among all the other better known Unions like the BFAWU and Unite.
>>> Two Pret Staff Died within a month.
A small selection of staff reviews from a Long List of complaints:
Slideshow can be paused
“Shadow banned” on social media
At times I am shadow banned (secretly censored) where my posts are hidden from the public, my likes are not visible etc. Twitter and Facebook are affected as Pret must have reported me. No new readers can see my tweets, “likes” and won’t find my Twitter and Facebook accounts and posts in search. Only I can see it when logged in, aiming to make me assume as if everything was normal. Only visiting my Twitter profile directly can my Tweets be seen during a ban. My followers won’t be notified of any new posts, “likes” and DMs. Even PRIVATE messages are deleted by Facebook when I add a link in a private or open message to my blog.
How a #ShadowBanned account looks like:
And when the #ShadowBan is lifted
In memory of my big brother Thomas
*25.02.1969 ~ †09.12.2014
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