cry me a river! Your inability to manage this boondoggle without hefty rate increases makes me want to throw up. Sadly, the first cuts you'll consider will be the bottom-rung level employees. Get rid of some of the "chiefs" you have sitting in their offices all day. You don't need a Chief Information Officer. Capitalize the cost savings over a few years with a few less high-paying positions...voila! Back in the black.
It amazes me how there were no cost savings realized when the two entities were merged to create this monstrosity.
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