Ramon’s watch showing 7 pm in this Friday noon. Time to relax and freeing his back from dozens work tasks. Ramon Fernando is one of advertising company staff in Jakarta. He works 8 hours minimum in 5 days a week. Oftentimes he did an overtime to finished his tasks before the deadline. He has been a year and a month being a staff in that company. Good paid and nice office are his triggers to stay in that position despite the tasks are drowning him day by day.
This friday night Ramon and his girlfriend Vina, are going for a date. They wanna go to somewhere cozy in Jakarta.Both of them are a staff from different company in this city. Ramon promised Vina to picked her up at 7.30 pm. There are 3o minutes time window to get to Vina’s office so Ramon didn’t get to much worried about it.
Damien. Being 35 years on earth and 9 years as an employee. Less than a year he will get his name as a decade employee. Such a big number for a person to stay in a job.
In his first year in the company he is so nothing. He is just some fresh graduates college boy trying to evolve as an independent man. Yell from boss, deadline task, are things that he regularly got.
Damien work hard and learn to be a good employee for years. He insists that his job is too good to let down. Beside looking for another job outside he thinks that his job is the greatest upon all. He can say that the salary and other benefits are bigger enough compared with the pressure and working time he did. Even with his college friends with the same start in another company. That’s what makes he stay in the job for a long time.
05.30 waktu Indonesia bagian barat. Rakyat penghuni kota satelit telah siap di peron menunggu Commuter Line andalan tiba.
Termasuk aku. 5 hari dalam seminggu aku pulang dan pergi ke Jakarta untuk menunaikan kewajiban ku sebagai karyawan sebuah perusahaan swasta. Seperti kebanyakan orang, aku memilih Commuter Line sebagai transportasi ku menuju ke kantor karena selain terjangkau, waktu tempuh nya pun paling cepat dibanding alat transportasi umum lainnya.
6 bulan sudah berlalu semenjak aku lulus kuliah dan diterima bekerja di perusahaan ini. Selama waktu itu pula aku sudah wara wiri menggunakan commuter line di pagi dan malam hari. Sudah banyak muka-muka yang familiar tiap aku sampai ke stasiun, baik stasiun keberangkatan maupun stasiun kepulangan ku. Mereka terdiri dari berbagai macam profesi. Ada orang kantoran, mahasiswa, anak sekolah dan juga para pedagang yang siap tempur menjajakan dagangan nya. Walaupun aku tidak kenal secara pribadi tapi aku tahu mereka pedagang karena mereka selalu turun di Stasiun Kebayoran dan pernah sekali waktu aku mendengar percakapan nya soal dunia perdagangan pasar.