Monday, February 14, 2011

'Tunisia's revolution isn't over, but the fear has gone' | World news | guardian.co.uk

'Tunisia's revolution isn't over, but the fear has gone' | World news | guardian.co.uk
At 19, Ghazi Megdiche, the son of an administrator from central Tunis, knew his baccalaureate certificate wasn't worth the paper it was printed on. Going to university would leave him with barely a one in 10 chance of ever finding a job, so he turned up at one of Tunis's burgeoning call centres – the modern-day sweatshops of Tunisia's unemployed university graduates. Working 10 hours a day, sometimes seven days a week, on customer relations for a French paper firm, and earning on average £1 an hour, Megdiche says he can not complain. "At least I saved myself the agony of the kids who study for five years, can't find a job and fall into a deep depression," he says.

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