This year I thought I’d do something special for the Christmas season.
While Pret is busy on their Christmas menu, getting the labels mixed up, spreading themselves too thin between Vegans and Lobsters, as well as having given inconsistent messages on their hot chocolate issue recently, I prepared a very special “Away in Pret A Manger Ad-VENT Calendar” 2019.
Let’s have some fun!
Every day until the big day there will be a surprise behind the “door”, linked from this page.
The above Santa Clowns are the current CEO Pano Christou (left) and former CEO – turned Non-executive Director, Clive Schlee, most likely still pulling the strings in the background, being Christou’s mentor.
I guarantee it’s free of anything that may harm your eyes, but it may crush your heart if you care. It’s packed full with ingredients of experience, observation, reviews of Pret’s little helpers and other staff members’ accounts.
It’s going to be heart-wrenching with some eye-openers for new readers. Plenty of bags stuffed with a good peek behind the doors of the well polished, glittering facade.
BUT, don’t you cheat! Don’t prematurely open a door of a later day, like you used to do as a kid with the chocolate calendar! 😉
Day 1 The Door – open
Day 2 The Door – open
Day 3 The Door – open
Day 4 The Door – open
Day 5 The Door – open
Day 6 The Door – open
Day 7 The Door – open
Day 8 The Door – open
Day 9 The Door – open
Day 10 The Door – open
Day 11 The Door – open
Day 12 The Door – open
Day 13 The Door – open
Day 14 The Door – open
Day 15 The Door – open
Day 16 The Door – open
Day 17 The Door – open
Day 18 The Door – open
Day 19 The Door – open
Day 20 The Door – open
Day 21 The Door – open
Day 22 The Door – open
Day 23 The Door – open
Day 24 The Door – open
Next year’s AdVENT Calendar is still a secret …
Excerpts of what former and current employees dare to say in anonymity, away from the fear management:
Slideshow can be paused
The above slideshow is just a selection, the list goes on in → Pret Staff Complaints.
And extensive accounts of Pret’s systemic bullying behind the facade, also witnessed by customers: Caught in the Act at Pret.
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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