Feedback for Exemptions and Exclusions Under the Employment Standards Act

Pharmacist  ·  Nov. 21, 2017

It seems there is a majority of pharmacists here who believe these exemptions need to be changed to protect this type of health professional. I offer my support in this regard. Having practiced community pharmacy for 35+ years, I never received lunch or bathroom breaks. These always had to be done on the fly during a busy active shift day lasting anywhere from 8-12 hours. Occasionally, more time was needed to do end of day for clean up. The stresses that many describe here are very real. I believe that day after day, pharmacists are there for their patients engaging in critical health decisions often in a very interrupted workplace. As time passes and years and mileage piles up, I think the some level of PTSD can result. Call it professional burnout. It is about time the MOL is conducting consultations which should have been thought about in 2000 when ESA was configured

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