17 December – Day 17 of Away in Pret A Manger adVENT Calendar 2020
PRotesting Giants – PRotecting Clients – PReserving Reliance
Granted, a PRovocative title! But here’s a crash-course on the PR[et] stunt and how companies PRostitute themselves.
»To sell my business, this thing that I created, that I poured 30 years of work into, to sell it to one of those bastards [venture capitalists] would feel like selling one of my children into prostitution.« – Guy Singh–Watson
PRoper labelling when
PResented with concerns to
PRotect people and
PRemature deaths from
PRecedence by being
PRosperity, while being
PRetentious, but not
PRincipled and with
PRoviding all ingredients by
PRinting labels to
PRolong life … is so out of
PRofessing that “nothing is more important right now” after an Inquest
PRobing into a death, public
PRessure from the
PRess is typical for the
PR[et] machine with
PRoving their negligence.
PRoblem remains: no
PRison sentence, and no
PRoposed new leadership
Pret A Manger
PRevails and regains
PRominence by hiring and
Headland, Tovera Consulting and former FSA Chief Tim Smith to fix the mess and repaint the facade, like colouring a rotten egg after having ignored multiple warnings.
PRecious lives paid the
PRowled upon by greedy
If Public Relation is not for the sake of both, the company AND the public; if a company cannot relate to families having lost loved ones, due to the company’s negligence, going full steam ahead with business as usual, then Public Ramifications won’t fix lost Reputation.
PRaying for the families, especially this Christmas time.
P.S. Mind intellectual PRoperty.
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 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.
An incomplete list on what other Pret staff say about Pret’s bullying environment: Caught in the Act Bullying at Pret.
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.
Thank you for reading/listening.
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