Bill Johnson, the CEO of Progress Energy ,was going to be the Co-CEO of the combined Duke-Progress Energy company, but things didn't work out and poor Bill will have to pocket $44 million for being CEO for one day. That's pretty good work if you can get it. I put in a full month as a trauma surgeon and I don't get $44 million. If I put in a full year, I'm still not getting $44 million for my troubles. As a matter of fact, I can get over 100 trauma surgeons to work for a year and still have money left over. I can get over 800 registered nurses to work for over a year with $44 million, but then again, who is counting?