| ||Ask HN: What do you talk about in 1-on-1 with manager?|
15 points by throwaway86861 on Dec 19, 2018 | hide | past | favorite | 11 comments |
|I work in a company that has suffered from many organizational issues in the past and present (basically bad management making bad decisions and slowing them company down). The issues I would report in a 1-on-1 could only be fixed at the C-level, so it's not productive to talk about them. Everybody knows what the issues are but there's a lot of inertia and I'd rather focus on the technical.|
So I don't have much to talk about in 1-on-1's. It's clear what work I have to do. If that benefits my career or not, it still needs to be done, so what then? I get along with my coworkers (sure, they have weird ideas from time to time but I'm one to call them out in a 1-on-1 or demand something be done, it feels arrogant).
I'm told 1-on-1's should be more than just status updates but that's all I have to talk about.
Manager starts 1-on-1 with "What you got?" and I'm dreading these meetings.
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