The town of Maine was reportedly closed after the only clerk left when the vacation request was denied.


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  • A small town in Maine was closed after the clerk resigned, Bangor Daily News reported.

  • According to the outlet, Christen Bouchard quit after the vacation request was rejected.

  • Currently, the town is reportedly struggling to fill multiple vacancies.

A small town in Maine was virtually closed after a clerk quit his job after a vacation request was denied, local retailers reported this week.

Bangor Daily News reported Christen Bouchard has been a clerk in the town of Passadumkeag since 2020 — It is located in Penobscot County and has a population of about 356... Bouchard said he earned $ 13,500 a year at each outlet and worked at least 16 hours a week.

“I came to complete a particular task on my day off, because 16 hours a week isn’t enough to do everything I need to do there,” she told Bangor Daily News. rice field.

In addition to working as a clerk, the newspaper has other missions to handle records, license pets, register vehicles for residents, and serve as a town liaison with the Department of State’s Inland Fisheries and Wildlife Service. Reported that it involves working.

Bushar resigned on April 7 because the selection committee did not approve her two-week vacation request because there was no one to work for her. According to Bangor Daily News, this closed a small town.

Her position is not the only unfulfilled town that was closed in late April. The outlet reported that Passadumkegg had lost a park ranger, law enforcement officer, and accessor. Staff are actively looking for people to play those roles.

“The current market for qualified employees who want to work part-time is very difficult,” accounting clerk Barbara Boyer told Bangor Daily News. “We are doing what we can to keep everything going.”

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