Tracy Lewis was recently fired from her job as a retail service manager for Bon Appetit on the American University campus for selling Girl Scout cookies off her cart.
Tracy claims that she has been selling cookies for her 12-year-old daughter’s troop at work for the past three years without an issue, and that she never pressured any customers into buying.
“I had the cookies on a cart, and I would never ask anyone to buy them," Tracy told Fox 5."But if they wanted to buy some, I would sell them."
Tracy’s termination letter accused her of “gross misconduct by soliciting” and "operating a personal cash business selling Girl Scout cookies over the counter, which violates company policy." Tracy says, “It’s crazy because I cannot profit from selling Girl Scout cookies. It’s just a volunteer thing for the Girl Scouts. I’m a cookie mom, and I’m just trying to help my daughter earn her badges and her trips.”
The chief operating officer of the Girl Scouts Council of the nation’s capital said, “Girl Scout cookie sales are a girl-led entrepreneurial program. We want the girls to be taking the lead.”
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