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Female Pret worker spotted wearing 'I'm new kiss me!' badge

Female Pret worker spotted wearing 'I'm new kiss me!' badge

Adorning almost every street corner in London, popular sandwich shop chain Pret a Manger has been criticised after a female worker was spotted wearing a badge stating, ‘I am new kiss me!’

The badge was seen by journalist Bella Mackie at a Bishopsgate store, and she posted a picture of it on Twitter, captioned: "Come on Pret, it’s kind of gross to make new female employees wear this badge."

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  • Frances
    Frances
    Wed, 6 Dec 2017 9:22am GMT
    JC seems to think that if the person wearing the 'Kiss me' badge chose to do so, then that is fine - but it isn't. This is a situation in which her personal choice could affect the way other female staff are regarded. If it is OK for strangers to kiss her (does she really want that?) then the unwritten message is that it's OK to kiss other female staff - and maybe other women in general - whether invited to or not. The personal is the political. Choices we make for ourselves do affect the way other people may be treated who have not made those same choices.
  • J C
    J C
    Wed, 15 Nov 2017 12:59pm GMT
    Nothing like a bit of social media indignation on behalf of someone, who isn't themselves indignant and in fact created the badge in the first place. The drum beat march towards homogeneous grey lifeless funl ess workplaces continues

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