I just lost my position in the company after 10 years, and have been through this scenario previously in my career also after a 10 year stay. I am super frustrated how the current situation played out in regards to the steady flow of misinformation that was given post merger close. Specifically the often used phrase "everyone has a seat at the table."
All that being said. Were any of the people you're speaking of in a position to stop the merger?
I'm guessing they weren't. With the news of a merger you can assume these things will happen. That was certainly my thought when we first heard the news a couple years ago. Probably the same for everyone who was here at that time. So, at that point you had to make a choice to either get on board with it, or be upset about our pending doom. I chose not to dwell on the uncontrollables, and looked for the positive in the situation so I could continue to be a top performer in the business. Does that get me anything at this moment. No, not at all.
I did have a damn good run the last two years though so the fact that you want to sit here and say "I told you so" frankly pisses me off. Being positive doesn't make you stupid, but does make for a better work environment. I'll take a couple days to regroup and then set out on finding my next role which will be hard to do right now, but I'll make it happen. Good luck to you, but please don't make an already terrible situation worse by being an a–hole. T-Mobile has already stepped up to the plate on that front.