There are only two reasons to end a 1-1 with your boss early:
- You hate your boss (in which case, why are you still working for them?)
- Prod just exploded
- Accountability partner
- Rubber ducky
- Bridge to leadership
- Pressure tester
- Venting receiver
- Sounding board
And talking to them is free. Actually, you get paid to talk to them. Are you really saying none of that is useful to you? I call BS, and so does your boss.
Milk every second of those 1-1s. Take them seriously. Bring enough topics and questions to each 1-1 that it’s a struggle to get through them all. Keep a running list of future topics, and add to it throughout the week as stuff comes up.
Your boss wants to help you (unless your boss is bad; see reason number one at the top of this post). So make it easy for them.