she did so by sitting down
at the right spot
Her sitting down was a silent and dangerous protest in the face of insecurity
manifested as hate
But she birthed love
we struggle against a different mask
We are told that our concerns a taken “very seriously”
and that it will be dealt with immediately
We face faces of smiles
and leave with a dozen knives sticking out our backs
Rosa Parks had a face that I envy.
I worked at Pret A Manger 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 two articles in the Scottish Left Review: 1. “Late Night Girl’s” Story with Pret and 2. Pushing Back Against Pret.
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