Bubble of Lies – Pret A Manger & itsu

Pret A Manger and their sister company itsu have become so accustomed to the public believing every lie and BS they dish up, they don’t realise how silly they look.

They live and move in such a bubble, for years having gotten away with lies and BS. Not even customer deaths and multiple criticism, bad press and bad staff reviews faze them. “Them” as in Pret and itsu, as in Julian Metcafe, Clive Schlee, Pano Christou, David Carter, Andrea Wareham, Lila Warren etc. etc. etc.

This screenshot is from a deleted tweet of none other than Julian Metcalfe, RE-founder of Pret and founder of itsu.



Yeah, low-wage, zero-hour contracted workers love such flexibility because they are so rich to be working at itsu and Pret in the first place!

There is no cure for entitled arrogance.

I write extensively about his connections to the Royal Family, a questionable connection, his love for zero-hour contracts as well as robots, and how I chased him off Twitter.

-> Julian Metcalfe – A Small Exposé

He kept RT-ing my Tweets until probably someone from Pret educated him of who I am. He then deleted his account. More of his response to me on Twitter which he deleted after just being on Twitter for 2 days:




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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