Pret A Manger has been chastised for low employee pay, with one employee claiming, “I can’t afford lunch!”
PRET A MANGER has been chastised on social media for the pay of his employees.
A photo of a ‘We’re Hiring’ sign in one of the chain’s London windows was shared on Twitter by a Twitter user. “Join Team Pret for high income, good perks, and amazing opportunities,” the sign says. It goes on to say that team members are paid £8.91-£9.10 per hour, while team leaders are paid £10.01-£10.35 per hour, with flexible hours, weekly bonuses, and free food.
“Staff shortages, you say,” the user captioned the photo. You say you get a good wage. You claim that the starting income, including bonuses, is over 15% less than the London living wage. You say the team leader’s beginning remuneration is below the London living wage. “It’s strange.”
More than 3,300 people have liked the tweet, and many have left comments.
“This isn’t enough money to survive on, and they’re desperate, so demand more!” one man answered. Pret cannot earn money without employees, and they can no longer import them from elsewhere.”
You mention a staffing shortage. You say you get a good wage. You claim that your starting salary, including bonuses, is over 15% less than the London living wage. You say the team leader’s beginning remuneration is below the London living wage. So there you have it. 8DQu4ALyTa (https://twitter.com/8DQu4ALyTa)
“It’s strange to imagine Pret staff get paid one yogurt and granola pot per hour,” one joked.
“Have you seen Pret during rush hour?” a third asked. They are entitled to more than £8.91 per hour!”
“Come on Pret, you’d have to work for at least an hour on any of those wages to afford a meal from their shelves without much change to show for it,” a fourth said.
Some people defended Pret, pointing out that the Covid epidemic had wreaked havoc on the sandwich and coffee industries.
It’s incredible to believe that Pret employees are only compensated for one yogurt and granola pot per hour.
“To be fair, they are battling to stay in business with more people working from home and few tourists,” one man added. It’s not a good time to be a sandwich maker right now.”
“I am not convinced Pret is fully to blame for Britain being prohibitively expensive for human life (apart from the £4.90 sandwiches, of course),” another said.
It comes after Pret was forced to reverse a decision to eliminate employee bonuses and extend interim pay cuts implemented during the outbreak.
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