Feedback for Exemptions and Exclusions Under the Employment Standards Act

Pharmacist  ·  Dec. 4, 2017

In order to provide quality service and care to our patients, pharmacist should be allowed to take proper breaks, including lunch breaks. Certain pharmacy environments are challenging due to lack of staffing, high volume, clientele, demands from management or all of the above. Pharmacist should be allowed breaks to prevent mental and physical exhaustion. Additionally, pharmacist should be allowed paid vacation and sick days. Pharmacists play a key role in the healthcare system and deserve to provide for their families as any other member in the community. The lack of overtime pay is also an issue when management expects you to stay late to finish high volumes of work or to cover another colleague. Refusal could result in the pharmacy closing and reprimand from management. Overtime pay would help prevent management and corporations from taking advantage of pharmacists.

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