OK, I've done this drill before, but here goes: Please note the time of this post. I'm the CNS for a community hospital. I just performed four mock codes, started an IV and helped an excellent and hard-working night shift CNA give a bed bath on a 350 lb. patient who, shall we say kindly, wasn't reaching all of his spare parts. I can't flip to nights all the time, but I do it often enough that they at least know my name and know me by sight. And yes, the managers I work with do schedule their meetings for the convenience of both shifts.
We also just finished a committee meeting on night shift safety issues that was scheduled at 10:00 at night. The ER director and Security director were both in attendance. The Assistant VP would have been, except she called me at 9:45 pm that she had a child who was vomiting (yes, managers do have lives). I'm the chair of this committee. We really do care that the area our hospital is in and some of our "clientelle" place our staff members at risk, and we really are working to do something about it. Night shift staff are NOT expendable!
By necessity, a lot of what managers do is done during the day and, unfortunately, they often get to know the day staff better than the night staff. For those who don't seek out night shift staff members and get to know them better, it's their loss. There are some really cool people who prowl by night, and I'm lucky that I'm someone who can biologically flip my sleep cycle back and forth to get to know them.