Feedback for Exemptions and Exclusions Under the Employment Standards Act

Pharmacist  ·  Dec. 14, 2017

Personally, I know that my find functions way less after 8 hours of straight work, leaving a greater opportunity for errors if one were to be made. Furthermore, a pharmacy does not have to close in order to provide a pharmacist with a break. A pharmacy assistant can take in the prescription, prepare it, and leave it for the pharmacist to sign. Pharmacies can deliver or the patient can come back. Some pharmacies currently even tell patients that their waiting period may be an hour or so. For pharmacists that work alone, we can even have a drop-off box like a mail box where the patient can insert the prescription inside a slot that drops the prescription off inside the pharmacy while the pharmacist is on a break. Our work is extremely stressful, with multiple things going on at the same time (telephone calls, prescription problems, flu shots, etc, etc.). It's hard to believe that after so many years of education and hard work that we were not even entitled to minimum wage. We should not be exempt from the public holidays or vacation entitlements, or personal emergency leaves. None of these things significantly affect patient care. There are relief pharmacists available.

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