I prefer 2nd and 3rd shifts. I am NOT a morning person, so days is just miserable for me.
I like the work of 2nds better, but I love 3rd shift's hours. I'm a night owl, and I really enjoy the quieter atmosphere with fewer managers and people around to bug me, lol. I'm actually about to switch back to 3rd shift on MOnday, after working 2nds for the last year. I'm looking forward to it!
I like that, on 3rd shift, I actually have some time once in a while to chat with a resident or play with them when they're awake (I work at a children's home, so yeah, i do play with them :) ) It's more laid back but I am still busy the whole time, between rounds and all the cleaning tasks I have, I'm not sitting around twiddling my thumbs or anything.