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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 Canon, PCSpecialist and Wayfair.

Last updated 24 February 2024

How we know this

Based on data from 80 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between August 2023 and February 2024.

94% 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.

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What people are saying about sick pay at WHSmith

  • Best thing

    Variety of jobs I have to do

    Worst thing

    Being chronically under staffed and unable to complete tasks as a result
    The public shouting at you because you're short staffed and there are queues
    Being expected to work without breaks and without support


    WHSmith Operations manager, March 2023

  • 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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