Use of the word "Station"


If my office has four branches, all near each other. A friend of mine comes to see me and asks the gatekeeper:

1- In which branch is Mr. Tom [color=blue]stationed?

Is the use of the word [color=blue]station correct?


Hi Tom

First of all, it doesn’t sound like you should be using the word branch. Branches are generally in different towns, so they aren’t accessed through a single gate.

It sounds like you’re simply referring to 4 separate buildings at one location. Is that the case?

If so, I’d simply ask the guy at the gate:
“Can you tell me which building Mr. Archer works in?”

Using the word “stationed” sounds like you might be talking about a soldier.