A woman claims that Girl Scout Cookies got her fired, according to a March 21 Inquisitor report. The Washington mom said that she was fired from her position as Bon Appetit Retail Service Manager with Bon Appetit Management Company food service companies after working with them for 30 years.
According to Tracy Lewis, she was fired after selling her daughter's Girl Scout Cookies while on the job. Even though she has sold the Girl Scout Cookies for the past three years, this year she got in trouble for it. Not only did she get spoken to over the incident, but she was also fired.
Apparently, Tracy Lewis was accused of "operating a personal cash business selling girl scout cookies over the counter which violates company policy." They also charged that she was soliciting. Lewis said,
"They didn't give me any warning … It's crazy because I can’t profit for selling the cookies. It's a volunteer position. I was just trying to help my daughter raise money for trips and stuff like that."
It is especially strange that Lewis was not given any type of warning before being fired over Girl Scout Cookies. Many parents throughout the U.S. offer these tasty delights to their co-workers without fear of being fired.
Ultimately, the proceeds from Girl Scout Cookies end up going to Girl Scout troops across the nation, and they help girls go to camp. This is not an evil thing.
Have you ever bought Girl Scout Cookies at work? Do you think this is a reason to fire somebody?