I know a First GW employee who hates First since the takeover of Thames Trains for one of those reasons. He hates having to wear pink and purpleThe only reason noone likes FCC is because of the change in ticketing schemes. Nothing to do with the staff at the stations, or the shiney uniforms or trian colours. Management made some bad decisions and sadly are going to stick by them. Despite Government recommendations!
I know the drivers don't cross over between high-speed, London and the western local operations much like all TOCs where they just learn different routes and stick to them. I just didn't think they were known as those sectors to passengers as originally planned.Even then, Local / Link / Express all operate from different bases. Dont get drivers crossing between.