Have you ever noticed how EMT's seem to switch job locations frequently? Sure, you have a few lifers that stay in one place, but as a general rule, EMT's of all levels are very nomadic.
They move from place to place and town to town. They have stories that start off like : "When I was a medic in (random town) we did..."
"Back in (Some place else) we..."
I have made many good friends in this business and I've had many good friends leave to persue other oppertunities. Some of the people that they left behind feel deserted or "cheated" on, but I never have. I always figured they did what was best for them and still considered them a friend. Nothing has changed in my eyes except I don't see them often anymore.
As health care providers we have a responsibility to our patients and above that we have greater responsibility to ourselves and our peers. If we let each other down there is no way we can be the professional we need to be for our patients.
My friends are my friends, no matter who they work for. I understand you have your life, all I ask is that you understand I have mine. We are each doing what we need to do, or what we feel is best for us and our families.