The news came at a technical crew party that one of their retired colleagues, a capt lobster has died of a heart attack. My friend who was at the party told me he was shocked to hear that some of lobster's colleagues met the news with a "good riddance" comment. I found out many of lobster's colleagues didn't like him because he gave them a hard time when they flew with him as their co-pilots. He was rude towards them and also a big bully. He made most of them shivered when they flew with him.
The above also reminded me of a story of a young co-pilot who was so very terrified of his commander. When he arrived at the aircraft he asked me whether I knew the commander of our flight well ( I was a chief steward at that time)? I replied I knew the commander well and he was a nice man. To this, the co-pilot disagreed with me. He told me that commander was an ass and would give his co-pilot a lot of pressure. He pleaded with me to tell the commander not to traumatized him during the flight which I did.
Many years later when that young co-pilot became a capt he spared no effort in giving his junior a difficult time too, I was told. What an ass he was!
It was the same story in cabin crew. However, I heard things have changed since I left. It seems the junior crew are now given what is called a UFS ( upward feedback system) in which they could give feedback on their seniors' work performances to the office. This is a subtle way of telling the seniors "you better stop your bullying and lazy attitude".
Naturally the seniors aren't happy with the UFS, thanks to TPT their former svp who introduced the UFS.
I don't really don't know whether the UFS has affected the seniors'morale but I was told it does to a large extent.
I also heard the pilots now have a system similar to the UFS.