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Jakarta Post

‘Outstanding’ civil servants to enjoy four-day work week under new plan

  • News Desk

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, December 10, 2019   /  03:51 pm
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Central Java Governor Ganjar Pranowo (right) greets civil servants during their first day at work after the five-day Idul Fitri holiday in Semarang, Central Java.(

Lily Fajriah, a 28-year-old civil servant, rarely sees her 2-year-old son during work days. Lily, an analyst at the Office of the Coordinating Economic Minister, is supposed to go home at 4 p.m. However, she always dedicates extra time to finish her piles of work and leaves the office after 7 p.m. After she arrives home at around 8 p.m., Lily still has to do chores around the house and always finds that her son has already fallen asleep. Before she heads to the office the next morning, her son has yet to wake. “I feel so bad for always coming home late, as I can’t spend time with my husband and my son,” Lily told The Jakarta Post on Friday. Therefore, she was delighted to learn that the government plans to allow high-performing civil servants to have Fridays off.   “I heard from my colleague that we could have an additional day off during the w...