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WHSmith is a retailer. They sell books, stationery, magazines, newspapers, entertainment products and confectionery.


Do WHSmith pay breaks?

No. Most people don’t get paid breaks at WHSmith.

Retailers who pay breaks include Boden, Arco and Symphony Group.

Last updated 3 February 2023

How we know this

Based on 92 job reviews from people who work at WHSmith.

89% of people say they don’t get paid breaks.

Why this matters

A good job should have paid breaks.

You should be paid for all your time at work, whether you’re on a break or not.

Which retailers pay breaks?

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What people are saying about sick pay at WHSmith

  • Best thing

    Customers have become friends

    Worst thing

    Solo working store so can’t close for breaks easy, have to wait for customers to leave and can be waiting to take break for up to 40 minutes


    WHSmith Sales assistant, September 2022

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