Boots gives staff time to chill out

Staff at Boots are to get time off in the run-up to Christmas after a poll
by the company revealed two out of three people feel stressed.

Fifty thousand store and warehouse staff will get half a day’s paid leave to
get ready for the festive season or just relax.

The "Chill Time" scheme was devised after a Boots survey found one
in three people do not have time to relax, and two-thirds are more stressed at

Boots director of personnel Stephen Lehane said, "Our staff work
extremely hard all year round, and are particularly busy at Christmas."

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