another great example of quality mentoring...

An acquaintance of mine is telling me she recently had to go through a forced mentoring program. After 18 months, she still did not know what her mentor did in her company (and she is the editor of a national magazine). Nor could she state anything she had learned from him, but she felt they had a good relationship.

So I asked her if she could introduce me to him, maybe he could help me network etc. She agreed and wrote him a note, introducing me. His response to her was to tell me to contact HR like everyone else and that she should not bother him with "stuff like this". Phew. Imagine if they had a less than good relationship!