Examples of Puerto Rican unprofessionalism – making it hard to do business in Puerto Rico, wasting time, not listing store hours, locations correctly. For ease of doing business, Puerto Rico ranks 64th vs the mainland USA at 8th

Puerto Rico ranks 64th in the world in ease of doing business, while the 50 states rank 8th.  New Zealand ranks #1 as the best.   While the education system in Puerto Rico is notoriously bad in the public schools from K-12, it only takes common sense to know that you should list your store hours on both your website and storefront, to make it easier for consumers.  This page will be used to highlight examples of typical Puerto Rican unprofessionalism.  By shining a light on this issue, we hope to motivate Puerto Rican organizations to improve, to do better.  A well-managed operation and culture would list store hours for all locations to make it easy to do business, not difficult.  A well-managed operation and culture would list the address number prominently on the front of the building.  Puerto Rico had a marketing slogan, “Puerto Rico does it better.”  Does what better?  Let’s see how long the featured organizations take to fix the problems after we highlight them!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ease_of_doing_business_index

http://www.doingbusiness.org/en/rankings

In the last 13 years, Puerto Rico’s ranking has become far worse, from 22 in 2006 to 64 in 2019.

Jurisdiction 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006
 United States 
8 6 8 7 7 4 4 4 5 4 3 3 3 3 3
 Puerto Rico 
64 64 55 57 47 40 41 43 47 35 35 28 19 22

Here is a list of the top 10 in the world.  What do these 10 countries have in common?

Classification Jurisdiction 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006
Very Easy  New Zealand 1 1 1 2 2 3 3 3 3 2 2 2 2 1
Very Easy  Singapore 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2
Very Easy  Denmark 3 3 3 3 4 5 5 5 6 6 5 5 7 8
Very Easy  Hong Kong 4 5 4 5 3 2 2 2 2 3 4 4 5 7
Very Easy  South Korea 5 4 5 4 5 7 8 8 16 19 23 30 23 27
Very Easy  Georgia 6 9 16 24 15 8 9 16 12 11 15 18 37 100
Very Easy  Norway 7 8 6 9 6 9 6 6 8 10 10 11 9 5
Very Easy  United States 8 6 8 7 7 4 4 4 5 4 3 3 3 3
Very Easy  United Kingdom 9 7 7 6 8 10 7 7 4 5 6 6 6 9
Very Easy  Macedonia 10 11 10 12 30 25 23 22 38 32 71 75 92 81

What can you do to help the world become a better place?  When a store doesn’t list the hours on their storefront and on their website, complain while at the store to the manager.  When viewing the website and it doesn’t have hours listed, call the store to complain, send an email to complain!  Use your voice to educate the uneducated, the unprofessional.

The best, most professionally managed entities list all store locations, store hours, and a visual map, making it easy for customers to shop with them.  A store location map is especially useful in PR since the addressing system uses an antiquated, backward system with kilometer markings instead of the easier to use numerical system like 123 Main St as found in the states.  Furthermore, most buildings neglect to prominently display an address number on their building like they do in the states, to see if the numbers are getting smaller or larger as you go down the road, to know if you are getting close or farther away.

Know other Puerto Rican businesses or organizations with unprofessional business practices who should be featured here?  Let us know in the comments below.

Holsum Bakery Outlet stores.  2-10-19 They list the stores, but neglect to list the hours when they are open.

http://www.holsumpr.com/en/corporativo/distributionholsum bakery bread outlet store locations

 

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2 Responses to Examples of Puerto Rican unprofessionalism – making it hard to do business in Puerto Rico, wasting time, not listing store hours, locations correctly. For ease of doing business, Puerto Rico ranks 64th vs the mainland USA at 8th

  1. Evy says:

    Let’s hold our Commander in Chief responsible and bring back businesses like the 9 pharmaceutical companies that left PR. Create more jobs, open our schools that were shutdown and pay our teachers better salaries in order to appeal to the those who left the island post Hurricane Maria.

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    • Wasn’t it Bill Clinton’s (Democrat) administration that took away the tax breaks for pharmaceutical companies that caused the exodus? Clinton is no longer the Commander in Chief. “As it happened, section 936 became increasingly unpopular throughout the early 1990s, as many saw it as a way for large corporations to avoid taxes. Ultimately, in 1996, President Clinton signed legislation that phased out section 936 over a ten year period, leaving it to be fully repealed at the beginning of 2006. Without section 936, Puerto Rican subsidiaries of U.S. businesses were subject to the same worldwide corporate income tax as other foreign subsidiary.”
      https://taxfoundation.org/tax-policy-helped-create-puerto-rico-s-fiscal-crisis

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