Feedback for Exemptions and Exclusions Under the Employment Standards Act

Pharmacist  ·  Nov. 25, 2017

I became a pharmacist to help people with their drug related needs. After graduation, I was hit hard by the harsh reality of being a pharmacist ie. no lunch breaks. Anyone who doesn't eat for long hours or get a mental break for even 15 minutes could make a mistake, and in the case of pharmacists, a life-threatening mistake could be made. With so much at stake, why are we forced to work under such awful conditions? OCP and the media often highlight the mistakes of pharmacists, but do they recognise why those mistakes are happening? IF we could eat in peace for even 30 minutes in a 12 hour shift and escape the dispensary for a short while to clear our minds, there would be fewer mistakes and improved patient outcomes..

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