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The sportswear company Nike gave its [officer / office] workers a holiday to help them de-stress from life's [challenging / challenges] and worries caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The clothing [giant / gigantic] gave its employees a week-long [mental / mentally] health break. It closed its offices from August the 23rd to the 30th so that its employees could "[enjoyment / enjoy] additional time off to rest and [recover / recovery] ". Nike said it wanted to focus [at / on] helping to combat "burnout". Nike's senior manager of global marketing science Matt Marrazzo said: "Our senior leaders are [whole / all] sending a clear message - take the [clock / time] to unwind, de-stress and spend time with your loved ones. Do not work." Nike's retail stores are still open and store workers are working as [usual / unusual] .

Mr Marrazzo said the company was taking the [iron / lead] in considering the mental health of its workers. He said: "Taking time [for / on] rest and recovery is key to performing [good / well] and staying sane. This past year has been rough. We're [all / every] human and living through a traumatic event." He added: "I'm hopeful that the empathy and [grade / grace] we continue to show our team-mates will have a positive [compact / impact] on the culture of work moving forward." Marrazzo said the week [off / on] was "an acknowledgment that we can [prioritize / priority] mental health and still get work done". He said it was [importance / important] for a company to think about its workers. He wrote: "Support your people. It's good business, but it's also the right thing to [work / do] ."

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