If you are removing hours from your FS or RX teams to fund a 40 hour per week Admin or Inventory Specialist or any other position...you need to stop! What you are doing is wrong!
It doesnt matter whether you have asked corporate to remove them behind the scenes or are just forcing your teams to be under...you are stealing from your teams and it is wrong and you should be ashamed of yourselves!
Corporate has not created a district inventory specialist position and they give you a small number of hours for your admin and they expect you to be able to do 90% of what you claim to need an admin for.
You may think that what you are taking whether it is 1, 3, 5 or 10 hrs is not a lot but considering the cuts that have come down, you are k–ling us. You want PCQ calls to be quality...maybe those hours you are stealing could help. You want stores perfectly straightened...maybe those hours could help.
I get that the inventory specialist is doing monthly returns but even at 1 hr per week...is that person really spending 4 hrs in a store every month doing a return? If they are, they should be more productive. If not...well then what are they doing because the only thing I can think is time fraud. If it is 3 or 4 hours per week have you thought that giving that back could allow your pharmacy teams to bring someone in on Saturdays to just focus on PCQ calls uninterrupted? And then FS wouldnt have to be back there which would mean they could get more done.
I am going to stop here but those of you that think taking hours from your stores already low budgets so that you dont have to do administrative work or whatever justification you have, it is wrong and messed up. Why dont you let your admin work 7 hrs per week and do the rest and get a sampling of what your stores are doing day in and day out. Why don't you follow up on returns execution on visits or are you not even doing those?
Point made...stop stealing from your stores. It is destroying morale, it is wrong and you should be better than that. And I know not necessarily all DLs are doing this so to those that arent...thank you for showing us respect.