+ Reply to Thread
Page 5 of 5 FirstFirst ... 345
Results 41 to 46 of 46
  1. #41
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Melbourne
    Posts
    2,122
    Thanks
    428
    Thanked
    170
    Reviews
    1
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    I work in a pharmacy and we charge. Document signing is not a priority - prescriptions and medicines are. We put them in line with the scripts too. We charge $1 per page and sometimes people complain. But it does take up a lot of their time all up. Considering other professions charge for things like making a phone call (lawyers, accountants) I think it is totally acceptable.

  2. The Following User Says Thank You to Mezmerised For This Useful Post:

    babyno1onboard  (23-02-2016)

  3. #42
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Posts
    7,877
    Thanks
    3,397
    Thanked
    5,160
    Reviews
    8
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    I can certify documents. I reckon it's s bit rotten charging people, I always think of it as providing a community service and charging seems to kinda just be a way to give people the push off.

  4. #43
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Gippsland
    Posts
    15,005
    Thanks
    1,261
    Thanked
    4,169
    Reviews
    2
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 postsRuby Star - 15,000 posts
    I never take documents to pharmacists to sign. I've always used the police and never been charged. But I always make sure I have clear copies of everything and never take too many at once.

  5. #44
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Location
    Newcastle
    Posts
    2,280
    Thanks
    718
    Thanked
    1,113
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    My friend is a pharamcist and said they aren't allowed to ask anyone for money when signing forms for people

  6. #45
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Posts
    5,099
    Thanks
    2,262
    Thanked
    2,901
    Reviews
    6
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    I can certify copies as well as witness statements and sign stat docs. I used to do it for free for the clinic clients when I was in private practice and now only do it for people I work with (state gov). It can take a lot of time and really I have better things to do.

  7. #46
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    Melbourne
    Posts
    2,921
    Thanks
    638
    Thanked
    2,344
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    As I said earlier in this thread, my parents are Pharmacists, and quite honestly, they get screwed around enough (by various governments and legislation over the past few decades), working long hours and very hard, and they are trying to run a small business. So certifying documents is low on their priorities.

    Yes it is a "Community Service", but it's not one you "elect" to do, rather it's thrust upon you. And most Pharmacists do PLENTY for the community. The dispensing fee is bugger all, and they are not paid for the time they spend explaining medication to patients, or giving advice. Money is usually made by selling perfume, shampoo, jellybeans, etc!

    So charging $2 for the hassle of and time spent certifying documents seems completely fair enough to me. My parents don't charge, but I think they should.

    So...ask nicely, ring and make an appointment, and expect to wait. Otherwise go to the Police Station.

    Sent from my SM-N910G using The Bub Hub mobile app

  8. The Following 5 Users Say Thank You to J37 For This Useful Post:

    Mad84  (24-02-2016),Mezmerised  (24-02-2016),MsViking  (24-02-2016),rosey82  (24-02-2016),smallpotatoes  (24-02-2016)


 

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 58
    Last Post: 17-05-2012, 09:54

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
FEATURED SUPPORTER
Innovations Sports PhysiotherapyWomen’s Health Physios who are able to assess and treat a wide range of Pregnancy and Post Natal Issues. We offer ...
FORUMS - chatting now ...
REVIEWS
"Made bed time less anxious"
by Meld85
My Little Heart Whisbear - the Humming Bear reviews ›
"Wonderful natural Aussie made product!"
by Mrstwr
Baby U Goat Milk Moisturiser reviews ›
"Replaced good quality with cheap tight nappies"
by Kris
Coles Comfy Bots Nappies reviews ›