Feedback for Exemptions and Exclusions Under the Employment Standards Act

Pharmacist  ·  Nov. 17, 2017

As a pharmacist I work 12 hour shifts, do not eat most of time and do not use the washroom. I also do not get time to sit or concentrate with the phone ringing in my ear and customers at the counter when I'm trying to check a prescription, this is to make me more accessible. It leads to a loss in concentration and dispensing errors. If I work 5 shifts that's 60 hours with no overtime pay. We are employees we should have rights, we are healthcare professionals but not respected! Yet anytime an error occurs the full responsibility lies on our shoulders. We are over worked, under staffed, fatigued, and constantly interrupted. Have you ever been to a doctor's office with the phone constantly ringing and people interrupting the doctor asking questions? But we are expected to provide expert health opinions, check prescriptions safely, give flu shots, conduct med checks, all with interruptions and no breaks or overtime. All for less than $40 an hour because there are 20 equally qualified pharmacists ready to replace us at the snap of a finger.

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