Feedback for Exemptions and Exclusions Under the Employment Standards Act

Pharmacist  ·  Nov. 26, 2017

I am in agreement with some of the proposed changes as they relate to break periods and hours of work. I believe that Pharmacist should get a break away from work for at least 30 minutes unless there is an emergency in the pharmacy. If a client has a question they can be asked if they'd like to wait until the pharmacist get back from their break. Some Doctors's offices don't answer phones during lunch hour. Often times in a busy pharmacy one could be there for the full 8 hours without a break. Some pharmacists get sick with stomach issues from not eating on time; also some get migraines and still have to work. I don't think a pharmacist should be required to work for 12 hours. It's not healthy for the pharmacist or the patients. Also in recent times employers, especially in the retail setting have been taking an unfair advantage of new graduates by offering them lower than average salaries. We are professionals and I believe like the US a new pharmacist should be properly remunerated and should not be payed below a certain amount.

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