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!
In the last 13 years, Puerto Rico’s ranking has become far worse, from 22 in 2006 to 64 in 2019.
Here is a list of the top 10 in the world. What do these 10 countries have in common?
|Very Easy||New Zealand||1||1||1||2||2||3||3||3||3||2||2||2||2||1|
|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||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|
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.