Cowards Don’t Run Marathons

Cowards run away!

Pano Christou will run the Hackney half-marathon tomorrow 26th September to raise money to “alleviate poverty” after he made cuts to low-wage staff. He was forced to raise the wage again to 5% (around 50p per hour) after public pressure and bad press.

Not only that he does the typical Pret PR in doing “charity”, he has the audacity to want donations from hie low-wage staff he made cuts to.

Detail: Pano Christou is having a laugh

Pano Christou has the backing of re-co-founder of Pret, Sinclair Beecham because Pret is at breaking point having to please share holders, especially after staff AND customers spoke out.

Pret will thrive again of course, but at least their reputation has reached a little more McDonald’s levels. That’s all I hope to convey to people who believe these charlatans.



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.

Please also see the MEDIA page for more.

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