Low pay makes archivist quit job

Anonymous Patron writes A Story Out of MA says Devon R. Dawson, the archivist-curator of the Holyoke Public Library’s history room, will leave on Aug. 24 because the city was unable to give him a pay raise.
“I have student loans and things I need to pay off; I can’t keep deferring it,” said Dawson on Friday.

He has been paid at the rate of $23,000 a year for a 35-hour work week, starting on July 1. Before that, he was paid $26,000 for a 40-hour week.

He said he will return to California to look for a better paying job.”