Five years ago, I hired into a manufacturing company as their Staff Accountant. I had my Associate degree, working towards my Bachalor degree and no experience. The company's single biggest concern was that I would finish my degree, gain 3-5 years experience, and move on to a higher paying job/position. I assured them I had no intentions of doing so and did not continue with my schooling after the current term finished. Four and a half years later, they were the ones that pulled the plug. Eliminated my position, outsourced the work, and told me "Thank you, we wish you the best". My entire time with them, I constantly advised them to expand and diversify their customer base (87% sales to a single customer). I decided to take my own advice. No more relying on a single company for my livelihood .