Time plays a big part in this – some residents have only just arrived, some are just sojourning, others have been in Peterborough a few years, and still others trace roots there back over a life time, even for generations. You feel differently about any particular place at different stages of life. And people move around the city at very different speeds – many thousands commute in or out to work each day. Many work for no pay – as homemakers, carers or volunteers – many others for low pay; some, for a variety of reasons are unable to find or keep a job; many of Peterborough’s jobs are found through agencies, and many involve shiftwork or short fixed-term contracts. There is both waiting and rushing in Peterborough as elsewhere.