I started working at an (education) business about a month ago. I'm a recent college graduate who moved six hours away from my hometown to pursue what I thought was my dream job with an emphasis on "teamwork" (so I was told) to find out that the great majority of the communication here is via e-mail (most face-to-face "communication" is done during lunch), despite that every single person at this company full-time is on-site and is in the same building for 8 hours a day.
This was a shock to me when I first started working here. On average, I get about 200 new e-mails a week, most of which are just basic "can you do this? Thanks." -type e-mails.
I'm not at all happy about this. I am considering pursuing a more analytic position (i.e., analyzing statistics). But then there's a thought in my mind that thinks: what if every company is like this in the business world?
Is it true that, given the field that I am pursuing [statistics], that I will not be communicating at all face-to-face? Or is the communication at my current workplace just an atypical example?