They don't make them like that anymore, do they?
Sadly they don't.
Out of interest what year was this Agaricus bisporus
W***y was an honourable bloke, and I'm sure was getting jerked about by senior management or HR? I'm sorry you were messed about.
I was lucky enough to work for HLA for over 10 years, not always as a Belfast pilot, and never a more eclectic bunch of characters would you ever hope to meet, learn from, and share a pint with.
Several of the suitably qualified ops lads were taken away on night stop's to be assessed for their performance both on duty, and in the pub. Once successful, they were taken on as FO's on the Belfast.
Long trips away were often begun by the Captain rewriting the company's schedule to ensure an evening meal, a pint, and a hearty breakfast could be had at the appropriate local times (who needs a fatigue management system?)
As first flying job's go, it really would have been hard to better......