These are my observations
Here are observations from people who live in Ecuador for decades, from the ExpatExchange forum.
Here is a comment on the "Old" Ecuador. When we opened our first business here many years ago, everyone told us to get several blank pieces of paper, and have the Employee "sign" their name with their I.D. #, at the bottom, in a place where your name might appear if you were perhaps "signing a confession!" YES! That was the only way that land owners, hacienda and factory owners, any employer at all, had any recourse. Several big places in the ares still do a version of this.
If the employee STOLE, then you would "fill in" the proper confession. Of course, we never did this, and this is a relic of the way things were done here in the past and way before pre-computer days.
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