Feedback for Exemptions and Exclusions Under the Employment Standards Act

Pharmacist  ·  Dec. 6, 2017

I firmly believe that ESA should implement mandatory lunch breaks for pharmacist whether it is a 8, 9 or 12 hour shift at a minimum. We are not robots. We are people and require a break to eat and refresh so we may provide the optimum patient care that our clients expect. Every year we are asked to expand our scope and do more tasks in the same time period with no extra support staff to help and no extra compensation for that extra workload. I do not believe this has to involve closure of the store, but rather a few minutes longer wait time for the public . (No one has a problem waiting 10-15 minutes in line at Tim Hortons.) I also believe that we should be compensated for an emergency leave. As our families get older this is becoming more a reality, and it is already stressful enough dealing with our loved ones in a time of crisis, let alone having to figure out coverage, etc for work.

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