Feedback for Exemptions and Exclusions Under the Employment Standards Act

Pharmacist  ·  Nov. 20, 2017

I have been a practising pharmacist since 2009. Having worked in both chain pharmacies and independent pharmacies, I have encountered different work environments. In both cases, patient care is compromised when pharmacists are not able to have time to eat. Working for 12 hours without eating is unacceptable. Pharmacists need energy to work and think. Large corporations know the law and have used it against pharmacists many times- I have experienced head office personnel who told me not to eat while working and not to drink even coffee or water.

There should also be a minimum rate for pharmacists. Employers cannot keep asking for more while pushing the rate down. In other professions, there is growth while in pharmacies- there is no growth. How can we expect pharmacists to work hard, to keep productivity, to maintain excellent patient care when the rate keeps getting lower and lower? Also, overtime pay is required. Pharmacists work hard just like all other positions and therefore we should be treated fairly!

Reply or Back