In a meeting for a potential PostDoc place, I want to talk to the professor about potential collaborations and working together. I've learnt that independent papers are a must for my career. I also know that I am able to do this but perhaps not entirely independently. For example, I may produce a paper entirely on my own but say I use supercomputing time for which the grant was written by the professor. Therefore, I would say this is not entirely my own effort. Although it is debatable.
In the meeting, what is the best way to put my demands on the table. My options are:
Do not talk about it. Maybe after 2 years when I am almost about to leave I can think of something completely on my own with the 2 years of experience behind me.
Talk about it directly. I say it on the face that I want and need a single author paper and I can help with other things while I get the single authorship.
Drop indirect hints that this is important for my career and reduce the chances that the message is delivered.
Kindly suggest a suitable approach. You may create your own option.