I tell my story with Pret A Manger for the first time verbally in below audio player interview on a podcast by The Adam Paradox.
> My call-in to BBC radio show of Dotun Adebayo early morning on Christmas Day 2019. The subject of the show was »What does “Christmas spirit” mean to you?«. One of the questions was, if more people are alone at Christmas than it used to be, and what people’s experience is with Christmas in general. As I was up, I just called in. I didn’t speak about Pret, as death and grief is already “heavy” as it is on Christmas Day and I don’t think a BBC radio program would be ready to hear about Pret! I kept it “light” I hope.
(My losses happened in a span of 3 years, not 5 years, I just spoke from looking back on 5 years.)
Press articles I prompted:
Amy Sharpe from the Sunday Mirror went undercover into Pret after I asked her to see for herself:
Tweeting to the press about Clive Schlee’s “retirement” and Pano Christou deleting his Twitter account:
Clive Schlee’s £1000 announcement to all staff after he and Pret became aware of my blog:
Leaked video I sent to the BBC and the article that came of it:
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.
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