This is the second Away in Pret A Manger adVENT Calendar with new and surprising non-sweet items behind each “door”.
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. And the 3rd clown is Julian Metcalfe, re-founder of Pret, plus founder and CEO of itsu. Clive Schlee is also on the board of directors of itsu (like he is in Pret) and owns half of itsu, also having shares in Pret.
There will be some goodies on Metcalfe behind a door and why he made the mistake to RT my Tweets!
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 3 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
Last year’s Calendar: Away in Pret A Manger ad-VENT Calendar 2019
2021 adVENT Calendar
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 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.
Thank you for reading/listening.
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