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Happy but vulnerable: Emergence of young precariat class

  • Gemma Holliani Cahya

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sat, September 21 2019   /  12:29 am
Independent jobs: Youngsters recently get busy at a low-cost working space in Jakarta. More and more Indonesians, especially younger people, have chosen the so-called precariat way of life, mostly for its freedom and flexible work schedules.(JP/Seto Wardhana)(JP/Seto Wardhana)

Independent jobs: Youngsters recently get busy at a low-cost working space in Jakarta. More and more Indonesians, especially younger people, have chosen the so-called precariat way of life, mostly for its freedom and flexible work schedules.(JP/Seto Wardhana)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, about two hours away from Bukittinggi, 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 clie...