Tunis - Post Report Question and Answers

Morale among expats:

Good. Most people who are there seem to be by choice and are pleased with the life. - Jul 2013

Good. - Jun 2013

Good. Some Europeans retire here and lots vacation here. It's a good place to be in the Middle East, even with the revolution. - Feb 2012

Mixed. It was not very good in our group, due to a poor working environment, lack of employment opportunities for non-working spouses, and lack of any social scene or nightlife. - Oct 2011

So-so - there was a wide range here. We were incredibly happy, but can also admit that it was a fairly boring town. I think the post works great for families for the reasons I've mentioned above. Singles seemed the most disgruntled. - Jul 2010

It's ok but not as high as I expected. A lot of people are frustrated with how hard it is to get anything done when it comes to work, but happy with the simplicity of life outside of work. - May 2010

High if you have a positive attitude. I've heard some grumbling of unhappiness from some, generally related to the fact that Tunis can be a bit boring and that the Tunisians are not friendly. The new ambassador has brought a positive attitude and good leadership into the embassy so I understand that morale is good at the US embassy. - Jan 2010

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