Delaware Law School grad Nikki Vasconez has redefined the “JD Advantage” job statistic, taking her legal training and shifting to the bustling field of telepathically communicating with animals.
For the Philadelphia-area property lawyer, it amounts to a raise.
Vasconez had made around $75K as an attorney, but now she bills out at $350/hour to commune with the animals, passing along their insights which — presumably — run deeper than “eat, sleep, repeat.” She’s also capable of talking to dead animals because… why the hell not? It’s just as plausible.
Limiting herself to two readings a day, she’s looking at close to $170K/year now, which still isn’t Biglaw money, but it does mean she’s working two hours a day looking at pictures of animals and divining their feelings. And with a waitlist that got up to 4,000 people at one point, she’s got years worth of business lined up.
Even though she is extremely successful and has garnered a lot of interest, Vasconez revealed that she receives online criticism as well from people who are skeptical and believe she is a fraud.
You don’t say?
“I understand it can be confusing as we are raised to believe that interspecies communication isn’t the norm,” she said.
Yeah. That’s the issue.
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