Governor Roy Cooper gave a press conference today (Monday, March 23rd) at lunch time. He said a lot of things, but only two that related to nannies and they are:
Public schools are all the way out and not coming back until May 15th, at the earliest.
No one knows where nannies would fall in terms of whether or not we are essential employees for any possible total shutdown. Your North Carolina Professional Association of Nannies in conjunction with our Agency Affiliates continue to pester and hound the powers that be to get answers on the latter point. As soon as we know, you’ll know. We have answers now. We are essential.
In the mean time, for those of you with school aged charges, we know that adding Governess to your nanny title wasn’t something you wanted forced upon you, and especially not without additional pay. We get it. So if you haven’t seen the mental health resources for nannies in this trying time, take ample advantage of them. You deserve it.
In addition, fire up your ongoing draft copy of your resume and RIGHT NOW add Governess to your position title at your current position. It is what you are doing.
governess (noun) — a woman who is employed to take charge of a child’s upbringing, education, etc.Dictionary.com
Like it or hate it, we’ve just gained ourselves a resume booster because that “education” piece has fallen to us. So capture it before it gets forgotten and immortalize it on that resume!