Feedback for Exemptions and Exclusions Under the Employment Standards Act

Pharmacist  ·  Dec. 3, 2017

Pharmacists are expected to work long hours these days and without technician and no break due to cut budget or profit decrease whether it is an independent store or franchise. If reject the 12 or 15 hours, the pharmacist will not giving any shift at all. Also, pharmacist is expected to do much more now, i.e. medscheck, vaccination, trainng of naloxone kit, smoking cessation. Doing so many tasks require a lot of energy to be able to concentrate without mistakes. Pharmacist has to do the cashier jobs and all technical duties that are used to be done by the technician in the past. Pharmacist has to deal with customers' questions almost imimediately or within a short period of time. Which profession allows customers or patients to talk to the professional immediately and sometimes they ask questions in a way to give us a chance to test our knowledge, not ask for advice with appreciation. I feel pharmacists work like slaves without any protection by law or regulatory body and many liabilties which the wage and working conditons do not justify. The employers want to avoid to give any benefit to pharmacists.

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