Today 1 Year Ago My Website Exploded

…and set off a chain reaction that still makes me chuckle, knowing how Clive Schlee works.

Late on the 28th of May 2018 I sent my website which mainly ran under to a Pret A Manger Operations Manager, who used to be my OPs and whom I know cannot keep a secret. She has been working for Pret for close to 20 years now and doesn’t know any other company. She knows everyone in Pret. I sent it via Facebook and still have the message if anyone doubts this!

Up until the 28th / 29th May 2018 my site had about 5 – 10 visitors each day, sometimes 3, sometimes 0.

After having sent my website link to this OPs manager late on the 28th May 2018, early on the 29th May 2018, I checked my site and my statistics went through the roof into the 3-digid numbers!

To this day (29th May 2019) my website stats still show the 29th May 2018 as the most visited date! To date!

Even today!

BEST views ever 29May2018

And early in the night on the 29th May 2018, Clive Schlee, CEO of Pret tweeted this:



… and most fell for it …

except only ONE person:

2018-05-29 Ann Donovan sees thru PR


…… and staff still waited for the money (£800 after tax!) into October 2018 …

2018-08-29 My response to £1000 delay


Into September and October:

2018-09-01 Pret Staff Twitter £1000

2018-09-12 Pret Staff Twitter £1000

2018-09-15 Staff Twitter Complaint £1000

2018-09-16 WorshipBroccoli £1000

2018-09-19 Meme USA

2018-09-24 Kevin Pavain re £1000

Kevin makes an important point about the timing of the announcement. What Kevin and all the others don’t know (he knows now) is WHY Clive Schlee announced it “pret-maturely”! I even posted the reason in September, but was shadow banned unbeknown to me at the time. So, not sure if people got the message then and there. I retweeted the info a few times after that on different occasions in some of my “late night girl” shifts!

This is Clive Schlee’s TYPICAL panic reaction to a problem he faces!

2018-09-28 Meme People Team

My response to Meme but it is hidden as I must have been shadow banned at the time without knowing it. Meme in the USA doesn’t even know what the Pret People Team is because in the U.S. many complaints from staff that they are discriminated against, British staff are preferred, they aren’t trained, HR is non-existent etc.
My hidden/shadow banned tweet visible via my Tweets & Replies:

2018-09-28 Meme People Team my response

And slogan of Pret’s HR department:

Right Thing Naturally

One Team Member got it right, money isn’t everything, but family is!

Typo: Hay here means “employee” not employer.


Last complaint in that feed:

2018-10-01 Staff Twitter £1000

So, my website has lots of visitors since the 29th May 2018, but nothing like that day still.

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY £1000 Announcement!! 😀

What many other current and former staff say …

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The above slideshow is just a selection, the list goes on in —> Pret Staff Complaints

UPDATE May 2019
TWO Pret staff have died.
More here >
Why is Pret not being Investigated?

I worked at Pret A Manger for almost 10 years and survived systemic workplace bullying during bereavement that involved HR, the top leadership, HQ and even the now “retired” former CEO Clive Schlee. I declined 4 settlement offers if I am silent about my ordeal. But I rather starve and speak out to help others. For an overview of important blog entries of my experience with Pret, please visit “My Ordeal with Pret A Manger”. The little arrow to the right next to each heading will lead directly to the post.
I tell my story for the first time verbally in below audio player interview on a podcast by The Adam Paradox, and wrote an article in the
Scottish Left Review.
Thank you for reading/listening.



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