A single mother from Washington D.C. got fired for selling Girl Scout cookies at work, according to FoxNews.com on March 21. On Feb. 18, Tracy Lewis' her boss called her into her office at Bon Appetit where she was a retail service manager. Lewis was fired after receiving no warning about selling the cookies.
Tracy Lewis worked for 28 years on the American University campus as an employee for the food service provider Bon Appetit. She was fired for selling the Girl Scout cookies in the on-campus convenience store. Lewis is a single mother and stated that she would never pressure anyone into buying her daughter's cookies. She just stacked them on a cart in the store and if someone wanted to buy a box, she would sell them.
"I can't profit for selling the cookies," she said. "I was just trying to help my daughter raise money for trips and stuff."
Her daughter's troop leader stated that "a cookie mom is a selfless person." The troop leader stated, "I don't think anyone should be terminated for doing such a charitable thing."
Bon Appetit would not comment on the matter. Lewis claims that she sold her daughter's Girl Scout cookies for the past three years and was never reprimanded for it. According to Lewis' manager, the termination letter stated that Lewis committed gross misconduct by soliciting," and "operating a personal cash business selling Girl Scout cookies over the counter which violates company policy."
Have you ever sold your daughter's Girl Scout cookies at your workplace? Have you ever bought Girl Scout cookies from someone where you work?
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