Our techs are all EMTs except for a couple who have been grandfathered in once our hiring policy was changed.
By far the worst attitudes are from the one who washed out of the EMT program, and the one who is an EMT-I and a captain in their local fire department.
The first one goes around the corner and sits on the computer shopping on Craigslist. He is pretty useless anyway since he cannot start lines, but when you have patients coming and going to CT or the floor or ambulances pouring in, transports and settling in ambulance patients becomes a higher priority than starting lines, cause I can do that myself. I cannot leave the department to do transports, and when settling in ambulance patient after ambulance patient, I need that extra set of hands to get it done faster.
The other tech has a sour attitude because he works in the field, and he can do advanced interventions, but when in the ED, he cannot. He can do chest compressions, he can start lines, he can do transports, and any task that UAP can do, but he cannot give meds or transport any ICU patient or any patient on certain drips. He grumbles about being "everybody's *****", and finds ways of being unavailable, and generally has a ****** attitude.
My feelings on these techs are that if they dislike their job so much, then they need to either A) change their attitude or B) find a different job, because their bad attitude brings everyone else down.
I tend to do as much for myself as I possibly can, only asking for the techs to help when I really need it. That, and for splints. I suck at splints, and usually they're so time consuming that I can get a lot done in the time it takes to do the splint.