You just completed your EMT basic training and your senior partner makes you do every dirty job there is. The toilet in the squad room is clogged again.
You now actually know what you are doing (mostly) after 6-12 months on the job. Your partner hardly yells at you anymore. You sort of miss it.
You have established a reputation as a solid EMT. Saving lives almost seems boring. You are starting to think about shopping yourself around for a better employer.
You are accepted into EMT paramedic school. Your old partner actually shows deference to you.
You win the award of EMT of the Year for your state. You do it without orchestrating motor vehicle accidents to create victims to save.