It cannot be that a nobody like me exposes a big shot company like Pret A Manger. No, it can’t be. But it is what it is.
The only reason that Pret is still “celebrated” is that there are a lot of bystanders.
That’s the only reason.
Bystanders, followers and enablers who make it happen, that good or bad things happen to people in our democracy.
Mainstream media, the public & Co.
We all look for the greats.
Yet in the words of Emily Dickinson:
I’m Nobody! Who are you?
Are you – Nobody – too?
Then there’s a pair of us!
Don’t tell! they’d advertise – you know!
How dreary – to be – Somebody!
How public – like a Frog –
To tell one’s name – the livelong June –
To an admiring Bog!
Eat your heart out “press”.
Eat your fucking heart out!
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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