Feedback for Exemptions and Exclusions Under the Employment Standards Act

Pharmacist  ·  Nov. 19, 2017

I have been a pharmacist practicing in a community setting full time in Ontario for 39 years. I have discouraged my children from following the same path. I love my profession. I love my patients. I love my students. Having said that, I don't know how I have lasted this long. Sheer necessity is the only answer. I have constant digestive issues due to not eating properly. I am sure the Poise pads will be next if not kidney stones. When I work long hours without so much as sitting for a moment, I worry about my patients. Are they really getting the best care? Am i focused enough to really listen and respond to them when I am exhausted or hungry? What if something goes wrong because I am not able to be the best? How can I advocate a healthy lifestyle when I don't live one? I come to work sick. How can put out another pharmacist who was hoping for a day off? When my child was sick, I finished my shift first. On a personal level, I have no idea what a long weekend looks like. It is just work as usual. As for holidays like Christmas, Easter, Thanksgiving or New Years, my family can't count on me. My time as a pharmacist is coming to an end. I have been lucky to be content in my most recent location. But, do I feel like a Professional? Not so much at times. I hope it changes.

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