Weird and bizarre things never cease to happen. Who would believe the day job a Governor’s Wife would take up to earn a living?
Ann LePage, First Lady of Maine State, and Wife of Republican Governor, Paul LePage, took up a waitressing job a few weeks ago to “supplement” her husband’s $70,000 per year salary, the lowest of any U.S. governor.
Ann, the wife of flamboyant Maine governor Paul LePage, is looking for a little extra money this summer.
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Just like teenagers across the country, LePage has found a part-time gig that might make a dream car finally within reach: waitressing at a local seafood joint, McSeagull’s.
Governor’s Wife Takes Up Waitress Job
The LePages live with their dog, in the Augusta governor’s mansion and bought a $215,000 Boothbay home two years ago.
The governor recently tried but failed to increase his successor’s salary to $150,000 per year, above the nearly $135,000 average for all 50 US State Governors in 2015.
Ann LePage said being a waitress is something she had always wanted to do.
She also revealed that she spent years taking care of her mother, who long suffered from scleroderma and passed away in October 2015.
Ann also mentioned it’s not yet time to follow through on her interest, adding that she knows her mum would be proud of her.
LePage, who’s saving up for a Toyota RAV4, works three days a week and is asking for more shifts at work in order to make more money.
“Because of who I am and who I’m married to, I want to work extra hard just so I can show them I can do the job.”
According to McSeagull’s general manager, Jackie Barnicoat, Ann doesn’t tell customers, or co-workers, who she is unless they ask.
“We didn’t really tell anybody who she was. She is the governor’s wife, but she has a lot of fans in this state
“I am not disappointed that I hired her. I wish they could all be like her.”
She doesn’t tell them because she wants to be treated like every regular worker with no preferential treatment.
See a video clip of Ann at work: