Feedback for Exemptions and Exclusions Under the Employment Standards ActPharmacist · Nov. 17, 2017
I worked a number of years in retail before going to hospital. Working in retail was too hard on me physically and mentally without being entitled to nutrition breaks. I felt it compromised patient safety.
On the other hand we are an essential service therefore if our place of practice is open during holidays then we should not be able to opt out of working them as long as the stats are shared equitably between all the pharmacists on staff.
Also most pharmacists are employees. As such they should be entitled to vacation days. There should also be processes created at each place of employment to address sick calls. Working sick also compromises patient safety by spreading illness but also the illness can cloud judgement.