Minor rant here. Sick people don't take days off. We all know this, yet the support staff and techs in our hospital seem to view this differently. Often, they have some of the MDs protecting their reluctance to coming in on days like today, something I don't rightly understand. What the rational people in our field understand is that on-call does not equal off work. Some people, however, fail to grasp this.
Nurse: "Radiology was wondering if the ultrasound could wait until tomorrow?"
Nurse: "Well, the tech they have to call in is out on the lake."
Me: "Are they out of gas?"
Nurse: "I doubt it."
Me: "Well then, tell him to pull the skier to shore and get to work."
In short, I have no tolerance for this. If you're on call, you're not on the lake. If you want weekends and holidays off, go work for the government.