of the ship
or you’re knee-deep in shit!
If the Captain of the ship jumps first,
names and shames the crew,
doesn’t act on fatalities…
he needs to be dragged to court
I am glad that you are not
my captain anymore
and I’m ashamed to have ever been
on the ship you were entrusted with
You hide behind the Reimann family now
They will protect you
you are cocooned in their wealth
and you’ve let the wolves of
private equity in
You are part of history, sir
the war between the rich and the poor
But you know what real power is?
It’s like being a human
looking at an ant on the dirty ground
and not crushing it
That is real power, sir
You know why I never wanted to be
a manager in Pret
even though I applied for assistant manager role
to escape the abuse of managers
I was asked many times by my colleagues
and even customers
why I am not a manager
To my customers I responded that I had other plans
which I did
I had a life
But to my teams I went a little deeper
that I cannot do what a typical
Pret manager is doing
ripping off their staff,
lying to and bullying them
to breaking point
And many a times
my teams would just smile
and nod in silence
The ocean is full of sharks
there’s no room for more
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The above slideshow is just a selection, the list goes on in → Pret Staff Complaints
Overall Glassdoor figures start of July 2019
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 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 also tell my story for the first time verbally in this >>> podcast interview based in California, and wrote an article in the Scottish Left Review.
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