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Monday, August 02, 2004

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Subject: Marlboro promotions
Date: Mon, 02 Aug 2004 08:14:37 -0400
From: Melissa Dunphy
To: Carrie, Tara Smay, Kelli Harman

Hi guys,

I just wanted to let you know that I don't think I will do Marlboro promotions for at least a month or so. My back has been very sore the past 24 hours, and I woke up this morning and couldn't even move my neck. It's directly related to the work I did on Friday and Saturday night.

Back when I was working with Grant a few months ago, he would only put 40 zippo lighters in our back packs to carry around for the night. That was heavy enough, especially with the laptop that we have to carry as well. When our packs were low, he would dump another 20 lighters in our packs at a time.

However, Amy likes to put an entire night's worth of lighters in our packs right at the beginning of the night. Last night she claimed she only put 50 lighters in our packs, but I didn't need to refill my backpack until I had given out ****NINETY**** lighters. I had complained to her earlier that my pack was too heavy, and she wouldn't do anything about it.

I know I was not the only girl who had this trouble. Lynn, who is even smaller than me, also had a very heavy pack, and complained to Amy, but Amy would do nothing. The van is parked right outside the club, and it would be easy for her to put less in our packs and refill them throughout the night as Grant used to, but she won't do it.

So now I am in a great deal of pain around my shoulders, and I don't want to do another Marlboro promotion again in case I damage my neck and shoulders even further. I'm not looking to take legal action against them or anything, but I think you need to speak to Amy about the fact that carrying around a heavy backpack full of metal zippos for seven hours is not acceptable, and she is at risk of a lawsuit if she keeps it up.

Other than that, I had a pretty good time. But I'm not going to do another Marlboro promotion until I know my back and neck are fully recovered. I really like the promotion, and I know I'm good at it (last night I got a total of 100 surveys, which is my alltime record, and at least 30 more than any of the other girls) but nothing is worth the pain and the audible crunching sound in my neck that I can hear every time I turn my head right now.

Matt will be coming into your office today, and will drop off a copy of my time sheet from this past weekend.


Melissa Dunphy
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