You are either the Captain

 

of the ship

or you’re knee-deep in shit!

 

If the Captain of the ship jumps first,

blames downward,

names and shames the crew,

doesn’t act on fatalities…

he needs to be dragged to court

 

Clive Schlee,

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

art

family

people

projetcs

 

But to my teams I went a little deeper

and explained

that I cannot do what a typical

Pret manager is doing

ripping off their staff,

cutting hours,

stealing wages,

lying to and bullying them

to breaking point

 

And many a times

my teams would just smile

and nod in silence

 

No, sir!

No, sir.

 

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

 

2019-06-30 44 staff 50 Clive

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.
Thank you for reading/listening.

Interview:

 

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