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Part II: The Proactive Mentee > The Mentee as Partner - Pg. 20

20 CASE STUDY: NETWORKING Alexandria had worked for several years after her marriage as a buyer at a small retail company. Last summer she decided to move to another city and take a job in the purchasing department of a government agency. How- ever, her rating and pay were quite low because her experience was some- what limited. Her new supervisor, Juanita, said that she would be pleased to mentor her if Alexandria would define her work-related objectives and identify spe- cific areas in which she needed help, such as government procedures or laws under which the agency operated. As Alexandria's supervisor began to teach her the essentials of the job, the two would meet for the last 30 minutes of each work day. When they