On January 31, Ana María Alvarado reported that her colleague, boss and friend Maxine Woodside fired her after 32 years of working together.
According to the statements of both, the alleged dismissal occurred because Radio Formula would have a series of changes due to a decrease in the budget for the program. All for women. The most important of the modifications was the cut in air time and the arrival of new journalists.
These changes were planned since November. However, the death of Alejandro Iriarte, Maxine’s son, delayed the plans. By the month of December, Ana María made public the reduction in her working days and the audience believed that it was all a consequence of Alvarado revealing the true cause of Alejandro’s death: suicide.
In addition, close sources assured that Maxine took advantage of any opportunity to make inappropriate comments against Alvarado, as well as gestures of displeasure towards her.
Subsequently, Ana María made a second transmission through YouTube and her classmates gossip not like They questioned her about what happened, since there are several situations that are not clear.
Ana María explained that after the budget decrease for the program All for women, both the company and Maxine and the team had to sit down to negotiate, since the salary reduction as such is illegal. In the end, to avoid problems, both parties agreed to terminate their employment relationship, liquidating the employees in accordance with the law. Subsequently, it would be necessary to sign a new contract with the new salary and updated budgets.
Up to this point, it is understood that both Alvarado and Woodside were liquidated, but the information has not been confirmed by the latter. For her part, Ana María said that she has not yet received the corresponding settlement and her former boss has limited herself to asking her to reach an agreement with the company so that they reach an agreement.