I knew my work phone #, and I have an answering machine. I never went in on my day off. I would sometimes trade days with other nurses, & volunteered to work holidays b/c I don't have family close by.
The one time I DID get talked into coming in an hour early, I was told over the phone "You won't have to do anything, just watch the babies. The day nurse needs to go home early." HAH! I got to work and was told that all three babies I had been assigned to needed to be moved to other pods.
You've gotta be kidding me.
I started my night shift bone tired. Never again.