On these sub-pages I have posted open letters to the Pret A Manger leadership after having worked in Pret for almost 10 years, with the last 3 years in traumatic bereavement and having been bullied during the darkest time of my life under the guidance of HR. I have become very ill and am on a long way to recovery. I want to make this very clear that I am NOT out to hurt Pret, but I have been hurt far beyond Pret can even acknowledge and it has almost cost me my life. After 3 years of my own ill conduct, trauma, coming to terms and trying internally to improve work conditions, especially for the bereaved, I was fired while my father was in intensive care just out of a coma and myself very unwell. I have decided to not be silent anymore, no matter what consequences they throw at me.
I raised several grievance hearings, became mentally ill after the tricks and traps my managers and the HR department have dealt with me. I have written thousands of emails to Pret (and others) out of trauma and illness, after several email incidences I am describing in the various open letters and articles in my blog.
Pret will try to stop me and come up with their story of events, but I have written evidence of my turmoil after having made a full access request of my file and the correspondence about me, according to the Data Protection Act 1998. I have also countless emails from people who still work in Pret about their concern of the work conditions.
I have almost ended my life during this time. Pret’s CEO labelled me his “late night girl” in October 2018, patronizing me in my illness, making light of this turmoil. I was dismissed for my emailing in December 2018 while ill and my father in intensive care, just out of a coma. The “emotional labour” in Pret is inhumane and makes people ill.
If you think my story is way out there, like from a Hollywood film, I would think the same, but keep reading and inquiring. My story is no isolated incident. I am just one of very few people openly speaking about it now, after having tried for 3 years to deal with this internally in Pret. But I was fooled, tricked, discriminated against, and led around in circles that the only way to deal with this is to go public.
Thank you for reading.