At one of the services I work for they staff the unit with 1 paramedic and 1 non paramedic. One of the non paramedics is going on to paramedic school and was told through the grapevine that if she becomes a paramedic she will lose her full time position and become a PRN paramedic. The reasoning behind this is there isn't enough money in the budget to pay for another full time paramedic. Now my question is, isn't there a legal way to pay crew members different wages/hour, such as a senior medic "bonus"? I am sure I have heard of this before but can't remember where. If it helps or makes a difference our service is located in Illinois. Thanks in advance for any and all responses.