I'm pretty sure that I've mentioned this (only 100 times) but this fact was brought home again this morning.
Life in the ER is hectic at best and usually one questions hourly why they chose this and why they're still here. Monday's are the absolute worse. So this AM when we had a call off and there were just 2 RNs for the AM and only 3 for the pm on the busiest of days, I praised Father God above that I no longer have this additional stress.
Don't get me wrong - midnights has its own host of problems. Your "sick" people are usually Really sick. Death happens with regularity in the wee hours of the AM. But all in all I would rather be on the graveyard shift any night than back on afternoons.