Feedback for Exemptions and Exclusions Under the Employment Standards Act

Pharmacist  ·  Nov. 29, 2017

I think it is unsafe to the public for the pharmacist to work over 8 hrs without a break. There is tremendous pressure on the pharmacist now, we have to juggle Flu shots, other injections, medchecks along with taking the time to counsel and educate patients. We work with no break, and barely time for a washroom break and always on our feet. There is no doubt this compromises patient safety. In addition we are now required to fulfill quotas for professional services which puts the pharmacist under even more pressure. It should be mandatory to provide pharmacists with breaks, sick leave and stable wages and vacation time. I do not think this would affect quality of care, 15 minutes to eat wouldn't make us less accessible if there is still staff available to accept prescriptions etc. Pharmacists today are treated unprofessionally and we need the support of our college to change this so we can provide the quality care we are required to provide!

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