Welcome to my Website and Blog!
You are entering the story of my ordeal with Pret A Manger
and the MOST comprehensive website from behind the facade of
Pret A Manger anywhere on the Web.
I tell my story verbally in an interview for the first time
in one setting on a podcast based in California.
Preview of the interview:
Clive Schlee, CEO of Pret 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 may be difficult to reach important blog posts, please click on the link here below:
Clicking on the arrow next to a title links straight to the post.
Plus, other former Pret employees who have their own story with Pret with a long list of complaints:
A group on facebook that is quite blunt started in 2011 but cannot easily be found as FB hides them from public search. I only stumbled on them a few months ago by accident:
“I Hate Pret A Manger”
And former employee Andrej Stopa who was fired in 2012 for starting 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.
I am “shadow banned” on social media
at times where my posts are hidden from the public, my likes are not visible etc. Twitter, my Facebook Profile and Facebook Page 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 fool me as if everything was normal. Also, my followers won’t be notified of any new posts, “likes” and DMs. Even Facebook PRIVATE messages are deleted by FB when I add a link to my blog.
If you speak out against injustices or post about political subjects on social media, check if you are shadow banned at times on Twitter by putting your Twitter name on this site: www.ShadowBan.eu and enter your Twitter name. A shadow ban lasts usually 24-48 hours, but I have also been banned for a week.
It only means that my writing is making an impact while Pret remains silent, not responding but via secret censorship trying to silence my publications. But I won’t be silenced.
This is how it looks like when my account is shadow banned (my tweets won’t be found in search etc.):
And below when the ban is lifted
Yet at times my followers are still not notified as the Shadowban.eu site is out of date and the developers are working on an update. Alternatively there is another Shadow ban checker as hackers attack the above site at times: Shadowban.io
In memory of my big brother Thomas
*25.02.1969 ~ †09.12.2014
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