Feedback for Exemptions and Exclusions Under the Employment Standards Act

Pharmacist  ·  Dec. 2, 2017

Gone are the days where we actually have professional freedom. Unless you are the employer or work for a great employer, all professionals now are running into this issue. Interns not being paid to work, lawyer clerks being run around the clock, medical residents staying up 36+ hours, etc. I personally know other professionals such as lawyers and accountants who work for big firms and are treated the same way we are - expected to do more for less with no basic human rights. Being a professional in the past generally meant that the public understood you had higher education and treated you with respect - that is not the case anymore. Corporations are taking over many independents and with that, the human touch of things. The demand for pharmacists are no longer high and so we (especially newer graduates) do not have benefit of picking and choosing who they want to work for in order to pay off high student debts while trying to take care of family and save up for housing and retirement.

One can be as confident and professional as they want but a corporation will tell you what they need from you and if you don't perform you're the first one out the door. Standing up for our profession is great but how many of us can afford the cost of losing our job and livelihood?

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