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    Arrow At/In My Job

    1. "There are a lot of strange people at my job."
    2. "There are a lot of strange people in my job."
    3. "I work long hours at my job."
    4. "I work long hours in my job."

    I am wondering which ones are acceptable English.

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    Re: At/In My Job

    Quote Originally Posted by Elaineg View Post
    1. "There are a lot of strange people at my job."
    2. "There are a lot of strange people in my job."
    3. "I work long hours at my job."
    4. "I work long hours in my job."

    I am wondering which ones are acceptable English.
    They are all possible.

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    Re: At/In My Job

    [QUOTE=Elaineg;808547]1. "There are a lot of strange people at my job."
    2. "There are a lot of strange people in my job."


    NOT A TEACHER

    (1) Maybe I am wrong, but this is how I interpret the difference:

    (a) There are a lot of strange people at my job. = I am referring to the people who work

    with me at a particular location. In other words, "There are a lot of strange people at my

    company."

    (b) There are a lot of strange people in my job. = I am referring to the people who

    have decided to do my kind of work. In other words, "There are a lot of strange people

    in my profession."

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