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The Main Problem in Tunis: Low Wages

There are may problems here in tunis of course, but the main one does not really involve islam, terrorism, salfists, ghannouchi, secularists, closed minded people etc – the MAIN problem is that everyone as well as LE educated people – leaving aside the vast majority – get paid about 800 dinars per month.

It is crazy and disgusting – especially when you consider that some of the establishments are doing so, so well and for some reason I am paying new york prices for mediocre stuff.

In the last few days we have interviewed hard working people who get paid on avg 400$ a month – people with degrees, but more to the point people who do everything, all work and work extra jobs.

Considering the cost of living here, it is simply absurd.

In clinton-speak: in the middle east if you work hard and play by the rules, you get screwed, quite simply.

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Written by nickbiddlenoe

May 4, 2013 at 12:15 am

Posted in Uncategorized

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