“I think the people at the newspaper have been putting me off for the last couple of days,” said Iskender; “that’s why I resorted to calling you. For the last two days Jelal hasn’t been at the paper. Something must be going on.” – The Black Book by Orhan Pamuk
In this story, Jelal was a columnist. When it says Jelal hasn’t been “at” the paper, does it mean he hasn’t been to his office or his column hasn’t showed up?