People Are Raging At Pret After A Female Employee Wore This Badge
What do you think?
Pret A Manger's a staple in Manchester city centre for a sandwich and soup lunch al desko.
But the daytime eatery's been slammed by social media users for allegedly asking its female employees to wear a badge when they're new.
The badge was first shared online by a shopper at the Bishopsgate store in London.
And she had plenty of support.
Ugh. That is horrible.— Lisa Tozzi (@lisatozzi) November 13, 2017
It's not just gross. It's totally unacceptable - doesn't matter the gender.— Pat McClay (@PatMcClay) November 13, 2017
WTAF???— Silent Nightingale (@feebee79) November 13, 2017
So bleak. Imagine the comments— Bella (@bellamackie) November 13, 2017
Pret were quick to respond, and said that although the badges were not sent from head office, branches were free to order personalised badges.
They later added that they had now 'taken action' to stop it happening again.
Hi Bella, we definitely don't ask our employees to wear badges with this message. Could you please let us know which shop it was so we can investigate? Thanks— Pret (@Pret) November 13, 2017
Our teams can order badges with names on and can personalise them. Thanks for letting us know which shop it was and for making us aware of this in the first place. We will look into it.— Pret (@Pret) November 13, 2017
We want to assure you that this isn’t okay with us either, and in light of this discovery we’ve changed our policy to make sure team members only ever wear badges displaying their actual names.— Pret (@Pret) November 14, 2017