My (now grown, but still only 17 years old) daughter had been working at Island Tan for the last 10 months. But the company has now revised their policy and is again scheduling the young beautiful girls they hire, to work alone. My daughter is no longer working for the company because of this, but there are still girls working there and I know this happens in many retail situations. My goal is to have the tragic story of this girl brought to the news media again, so that the people who were too young to remember may see themselves in this situation and perhaps some lives will be saved. Either by them changing jobs or being more cautious about whom they deal with in their jobs.
Jenine' (I don't know if I did the quote right)
I've been wanting raise awareness about Melanie Carpenter too (laity in particular for some reason). I remember when this took place, I was only 10-years-old and it effected me so deeply. I wanted so bad to be able to have made a difference. Maybe now together we can.
I worry people are forgetting. I can't even find a picture of Melanie or the suspect. No pictures, no documentaries, no old media coverage, nothing.
It sends a cold chill down my spine to hear that Island Tan is back to giving their female employees late night, shifts alone. Did we learn nothing?
If I had the resources and a filming permit. I'd try doing a documentary