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Which one is correct?

Wind up working in a gas station (song name by Frank Zappa)

or

He knew that Old Joe didn’t work at the gas station anymore
(an example from Grammar textbook.)

Or may both variants be acceptable?

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    in- inside the boundaries of gas station. at- at a specific location, i.e gas station. Both will work.
    – Sandeep D
    May 14 '14 at 11:55
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The word work is tricky there.

The general answer is - yes, both are correct.

But if you look it microscopically, it can be different.

A good example on WikiAnswer (and that's what I practice too!) says...

Use work at with a company's or firm's name - I work at IBM.
Use work in with a genre/field that company is in - I work in a hardware company.

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    The answer at wikianswers.com is given by a user like you and me. Can it be used as a source to validate/support one's answer?
    – Sandeep D
    May 14 '14 at 12:58
  • @SandeepDhamija True but then we always apply our brain and logically think whether it's worth quoting as a source. Personally, I liked it (as I practice it!). This is not utterly wrong as well, is it?
    – Maulik V
    May 14 '14 at 13:00
  • no it isn't. It's fine :)
    – Sandeep D
    May 14 '14 at 13:08
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    I wonder if that's Indian English usage? I, personally, work at a health care company, in an office building.
    – BobRodes
    May 14 '14 at 19:27
  • Well, if it were about company I would not ask. What I'm asking about is can I use both of these prepositions in the same context? When the gas station is just a gas station, with no speculations about "location", "boundaries" etc ( obviously any location has boundaries).
    – Max
    May 15 '14 at 8:11

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