Mom Fired For Selling Girl Scout Cookies At Work

Girl Scout cookies
Girl Scout cookies

Like many parents, Tracy Lewis wanted to support her daughter's sales of Girl Scout cookies. So Lewis set up a display of Thin Mints at a convenience store operated by Bon Appetit on the American University campus, where she worked in food services for 30 years. But then without warning, she claims, her boss fired her last month for "gross misconduct by soliciting" and "operating a personal cash business," reports MyFoxDC.com.

Lewis, a single mother, claims that she's been selling cookies at work for three years for her daughter's Girl Scout troop at the campus convenience store. "I had the cookies on a cart, and I would never ask anyone to buy them," she told MYFoxDC. "But, if they wanted to buy some I would sell them."