Feedback for Exemptions and Exclusions Under the Employment Standards Act

Pharmacist  ·  Dec. 9, 2017

It is absolutely WRONG to work long hours. It is WRONG to leave a pharmacist working alone, without any help. And it is wrong that OCP doesn't get involved in standardization of a fair Rx Count/ Labour Hour- a profit driven metrics imposed by corporations.

Big corporations who force their pharmacists to do 12, 14, 16 hours shifts have no respect for patients and pharmacists health and well being.

A pharmacist who is dehydrated, or hasn't eaten or even urinated for long periods of time can make poor judgements and put her/his patients health at risk.

It is time for OCP to stand up and do something about this abuse/ slavery. It is not fair to put in place higher and higher standards of practice and when it comes to labour laws and working conditions say it is not your business to get involved. To suggest pharmacists to change their work place if they are not satisfied with their employer is NOT in line with: "Putting Patients First".

I, personally, have never ever compromised my patients health and safety. I absorbed all the pressure and as a result I lost my mental health. I'm seeing a psychiatrist right now and slowly recovering from the trauma.

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