A single mother in Washington D.C. was fired from her job back in February for selling Girl Scout cookies. The mother told MyFoxDC.com on Tuesday, March 19, 2013, that she got no warning whatsoever from American University affiliate Bon Appetit before being relieved of her duties.
Tracy Lewis says that she was called into the office of her boss back on Feb. 18, 2013, at American University. Lewis was working as a retail service manager for Bon Appetit, a company that provides an array of food services on the campus of the university.
Per Lewis, her boss told her that she was being fired because she was selling the Girl Scout cookies out of her food cart. Lewis says that she has done this for her now 12-year-old daughter's Girl Scout troop for the past three years and received no reprimand.
"I had the cookies on a cart, and I would never ask anyone to buy them, " Lewis told MyFoxDC.com."But, if they wanted to buy some, I would sell them."
The termination letter from Lewis' boss claims that she made a "gross misconduct by soliciting" and "operating a personal cash business selling Girl Scout cookies over the counter which violates company policy."
Lewis continues to sat that the claims are unfounded as she wasn't, and couldn't, make a profit off of the cookies. This being the case since the money she got from selling the cookies went to the Girl Scout troop.
"It's a volunteer position," Lewis said. "I was just trying to help my daughter raise money for trips and stuff like that."