Feedback for Exemptions and Exclusions Under the Employment Standards Act

Pharmacist  ·  Nov. 20, 2017

Pharmacists are hard working health care professionals. They want to ensure that they provide excellent patient care but they cannot do this if they are overworked, not allowed to eat or drink water even, or if they cannot take a break.

Some may argue that asking a patient to wait 30 minutes to get their medication is too much- however even in urgent situations, patients have waited hours in emergency and doctor's offices- so 30 minutes is not unreasonable. Additionally, when patients go to big box stores, they wait for over an hour for their prescriptions.

In order to do a job effectively and to prevent errors, one must be rested and not overworked. A lunch break enables pharmacists to recharge and regain energy. I believe this will reduce errors.

Additionally, pharmacists should be able to receive overtime. If an employee has done the work then they should be compensated accordingly.

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