Feedback for Exemptions and Exclusions Under the Employment Standards Act

Pharmacist  ·  Dec. 5, 2017

Some doctors offices get a 1 hr break so I strongly believe Pharmacists should be given breaks as well. Some of my shifts are 14 hr shifts and I do not have time to eat during every shift. This puts the patient's health at risk because I am not able to focus clearly. Pharmacists should not be exempt from having breaks. Minimum wage is also going up and many Pharmacists are in a wage freeze even while the company's profits are increasing. Eventually, minimum wage will be at half of the Pharmacist's wage. I believe the Pharmacist's wage should at the very least increase with inflation. Especially when Pharmacists are getting paid less and less, there should be overtime pay. Pharmacists should have a certain number of personal emergency leaves. Currently, it is frowned upon if I take a day off because I am sick. Providing a set number personal emergency leaves would allow me to take a day off for an emergency or be home sick without any repercussions. I usually go to work sick, which puts my patients at risk by spreading the virus/bacteria and not being able to focus at work.

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