To work at

to be engaged in or upon; to be employed in.

See also: Work

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Tens of thousands of people with HIV want to return to work at least part time but are afraid of losing medical benefits, or losing disability income and then being unable to work in the future.
For example, if an employee expects to work at a temporary site on a project for only six months, it is irrelevant that the project is expected to last for more than one year.
The Mechanics' State Council, an early and powerful federation of California unions, lay the blame for the current economic depression, and the conditions of female degradation it had created, at the feet of Chinese labor: "Our young women are compelled to work at starvation prices, and are degraded by association with Chinamen in the workshops during their hours of labor.
Lastly, blurred and/or double vision may impact the individual's ability to work at occupations which require visual acuity.
Indeed, a final way that employees can exercise choice over their hours of employment is to work at more than one job.
A second group, consisting of 43% of those who had used alternative schedules, referred to life-style considerations, such as a desire to coordinate with a husband's work schedule or an ability to work at home or a wish to avoid rush hour traffic.
The company's vice president in charge of manufacturing asks the quality control specialist to work at the Tucson plant until the quality control problems can be corrected.
Most striking in this worker's testimony is the recognition of some socially-recognized age level (here unspecified) at which boys would earn their keep, that as family breadwinner he chose to purchase his sons' idleness, and that he held a notion of the worth of his sons' labor which caused him to spare them and himself the quiet humiliation of sending them out to work at any price.