I have worked night shift for the vast majority of my nursing career. Although the hours and working conditions are sometimes tough, I would never consider switching to day shift.
Night shift staff, in general, are a different breed of species. We thrive off of coffee, adrenaline, and critical thinking.
I love that night shift has more of a family feeling, a camradarie I have rarely seen on the day shift. You scratch my back; I scratch your back.
I love that night shifters are more individualistic...I can be myself without having to worry if what i say or do will be misread or misconstrued as being offensive.
I love that night shift has its own rythem....usually insanity the first 5 hours, followed by a short lull at midnight.
I love that night shift staff can speak their minds and do their jobs more efficently without having to walk on eggshells or water down what comes out of their mouths.
I love that night shift staff arent watched like children in a playpen by the mid level and upper level managers just looking for an error to point out (no matter how insignificant).
I love that night shift staff get things done in conventional and unconventional ways - methods that day shift staff would panic over.
What happens on night shift, stays on night shift.
Yes, I think i will stay on nights for the rest of my career!