And now we present the women who make you actually want to go in to the office. Are you a hot girl with a cool job? Write us so we can appreciate you.
What's your job? I am a tarot reader. I read anything from the traditional tarot decks, to Spanish playing cards, to tea leaves and cigars giving people answers and advice for whatever their need may be. I read the cards by placing them in a formation and piecing together the symbolism much like a storyboard for a film.
What's the most interesting part of your job that people don't realize? I don't think people realize how much a tarot reader is like a therapist or life coach. I'm advising you on your life and working through issues with you. Many times people come to see me because they need someone to talk to who won't judge them in any way, shape or form.
What's the most annoying part of your job? The people who don't want to hear the truth can get on my nerves. I will not lie to you or sugarcoat things to make a quick buck. Often my readings go over the time limit because I want to make sure I have covered everything.
What's the oddest thing that ever happened at work? At one point in my career I was working in a Botanica (a spiritual store). I had these crazy women who always came in wanting free readings and products. One accused me of sending demons into her house late at night to rot her lettuce. That was interesting.
Another time my friend and I were working the counter. A woman came in claiming Saint Martha was obsessed with her and turning her into a serpent. My friend took one look at her and her ashy skin and said, "Honey, you don't need Jesus, you need Jergens. That's some dry skin you've got there."
Have you ever inspired an "office crush"? I've had a few boys pay for a reading just to talk to me. I read them anyway and encourage them to find love elsewhere.