Ok. ok. ok. My gut tells me that the merger may not produce many casualties. Both businesses are strong and profitable so there won't be a need to lay employees off. But what about the enormous pay rates for the Synthes Trauma,Synthes Spine & Depuy Spine reps? Will JNJ reduce pay, commissions, territory sizes? What will become of the senior Synthes trauma reps that are in their mid-late 40's that are used to $400k salaries like Pferdeherteayiruei (I can't f*cking spell his name) and Dirty Daley? I can't image that JNJ will allow the grunts to make more than the managers/execs. What will these guys do when their salaries are cut in half and possibly laid off? What in the world would E. Daley do?