Feedback for Exemptions and Exclusions Under the Employment Standards Act

Pharmacist  ·  Nov. 30, 2017

I am actually against removing the exception for pharmacists. ESA cannot force corporations to close the pharmacy for a pharmacist lunch break. The most likely scenario will be that they will just cut your pay by one half hour to officially give you a "lunch break", but the quantity of work will be the same. That's what I will do at my store as I cannot afford overlap.

In regards to long shifts, I enjoy working the full day as I can work 4 days a week! I agree that working conditions should be improved for the sake of patient care, but ESA/OCP cannot enforce a lot of the complaints pharmacists have i.e. lack of support, long hours, compensation etc...

Full disclosure: I am a designated manager of an independent pharmacy.

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