Case study: after a thorough investigation of the facts, a captain fires an AB for breaking rules of conduct. The CEO of the company reinstates the AB, because he likes the AB–and puts him right back on the same ship.
The HR person in the middle tries to back-up the captain. The AB has to suffer some penalty, says he HR person. This angers the CEO, and the HR person is forced to resign by the general manager.
Discussion: a well run company, or not?