The thing is, you probably have a good impression of what your day crew are like. In my facility I have met up with our nursing director four times in two years. Unfortunately, if there is any incident, day shift gets to tell their side of the story first, and night staff are stuck with defending themselves to her.
One thing that gets me about working nights is the "You didn't get that done? But you've had all night.........." Like I was sitting around with that one thing to do. I have never used that line on their shift because I am meant to just assume that they were busy. I could never possibly be busy, apparently.
They also may be upset with an individual on night shift.
Oh, and if you ever do the nice things like get pizza for everyone etc, make sure you get it for night shift too. We spend a lot of time cleaning up paper plates and crumbs from the goodies patients families give. :chuckle
Our inservices are taped and we have to sign off that we have watched the tape. I appreciate that as our inservices are normally at 2-3pm.
Sometimes all it really takes is the general attitude to make people happier. We are made to feel as if we just babysat for the day shift sometimes. If it's so easy, I wonder why everyone doesn't sign up for nightshift.