On Monday night after work, I relayed a conversation I'd had with a couple of my former staff members from Dallas ISD. They'd been notified earlier that day that they'd been laid off but would get a paycheck on Oct. 15 and that would be it.  Naturally, I was heartbroken for them and resolved to do what I could to help them and others as much as I could. 

I also went a step further to offer an email address, theyRIFed@me.com, in case anyone who does/did get RIFed by the financial exigency situation in the district wanted my help to circulate their resume to others. 

Well today I got an email from a North Dallas Mom who is looking for household management while she and her husband work during the day.  Here is what she wrote me:

I’m a reader of the Dallas Morning News Education blog and found you from their site.  This might be completely off-base but since you are connected to many people who may be laid off, I thought that I would give it a chance.  I am looking for a professional nanny/household manager.  We’re a two career family and we need someone who can love, care for, and encourage the development of our children  – and also keep our household running on a daily basis.   It’s not an easy job but we pay well and provide up to a month’s vacation and other perks.  This position is completely above board – we pay employer taxes, give performance reviews, etc.

This is the posting and I encourage any of you who are looking for a possible career change with some stability to take a look, this might just be the thing for you.

Dallas Family Looking for Full-Time Nanny/Household Manager

We are looking for a full-time nanny manager to care for our two boys (ages 3 years old and 13 months) and to help keep our household running smoothly.    Duties include general childcare and associated activities (children’s laundry, nursery and toy room clean-up, washing dishes, etc.), meal planning, arranging/transporting children to day school, activities and play dates, grocery shopping, simple errands and organizational tasks, and general household assistance.  Working hours are 8 AM to 6 PM, Monday thru Friday.   We live near Royal Lane and Hillcrest Road.   

Qualifications 
-Minimum 2 years of nanny or preschool teacher experience
-Bachelors degree preferred
-Microsoft Office proficiency
-Clean driving record
-Must be able to swim
-Must be able to keep up with two physically active young boys
-All candidates must be willing to undergo background and credit check

Benefits
– Salary range from $35,000 to $45,000 (pre-tax) annually, depending upon qualifications and experience
– Year-end bonus and opportunity to earn additional pay by working optional hours during evenings and on weekends 
– Up to 4 weeks paid vacation and 8 paid holidays
– Meals provided during working hours
– Minivan provided for use during working hours

If interested, please send a resume and e-mail introduction to DallasNannyManager@yahoo.com.   

If there are other possibilities out there, I'm open to posting them, too.  And if you want me to help circulate your vita, I'm happy to help. 




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