It tells me that this thread is pointless, going nowhere, and needs to be closed. Truly it's devaluing the nature of the forum, much like a certain someone who drove a certan SoCal thread to lock and key in the dungeons and cellars of EMS gossip.What's that tell you?
It's gone way beyond informative, interesting, or insightful. Furthermore, this does nothing to further serve the hard working people who truly enjoy what they do, and want to see it through to one day make it an actual all around profession, and not just "make a lot of money and have fun".
There's no such thing as a fast buck and all this thread has done is remind me of why people from SoCal come up to my neck of the woods often have to get broken down and rebuilt in hopes that they turn into an actual EMS professional; some do, others wasg out.