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Happy but vulnerable: Emergence of the young precariat class

  • Gemma Holliani Cahya
    Gemma Holliani Cahya

    The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta   /   Tue, September 17, 2019   /  04:45 pm
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More and more Indonesians, especially youngsters, have chosen the precariat way of life, mostly for its freedom and flexible work schedule.(Shutterstock/File)

Slow mornings, unconventional working hours with freedom and a flexible work schedule is becoming a popular way for youngsters to live, thanks to the internet, which has made such a lifestyle possible. On a Tuesday morning when most of his friends were working in their office, Yogi Elsya Aprianto, 26, was chilling and having lunch near the Harau waterfall in Payakumbuh, around two hours away from Bukittingi, West Sumatra. “I usually have a slow morning on weekdays. Like today, I have this job to shoot a video for the Bukittingi Tourism Agency at around 6 p.m. So, I wake up late and hang out with my friends first before I meet my clients,” Yogi, who works as a Bukittinggi-based freelance photographer told The Jakarta Post. Photography has been Yogi’s hobby and passion since he was in college. It has been around three years since he turned his hobby into his free...