Feedback for Exemptions and Exclusions Under the Employment Standards Act

Pharmacist  ·  Nov. 18, 2017

I believe that pharmacist should be entitled to breaks just as all other professions are. Since the beginning of flu shot season, all my shifts included running around in the pharmacy from phone to patient questions to giving injections to checking rxs. My shifts include no food break, no washroom breaks and I barely even drink water. By the end of the shift I'm just too mentally exhausted to be able to comprehend another rx. I believe we should get at least one 30 min break. I know this may not be possible in some pharmacies but the break can be in the counselling room or in the back room (still near the pharmacy) and we can interrupt it to answer important or urgent questions but not to check rxs or anything else. And the minimum wage issue needs to be addressed as well, the wages are going down while the work load goes up. It's not fair how newer grads are being offered less while they are doing the same exact work as the older pharmacists.

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