I work in a company, solely owned by my relative, on a part time basis, as a programmer.
I wanted to leave the company a long time ago to concentrate on my own business, but was unable to do so until recently. The reason for this inability to leave was because there were some core parts of the code which my boss (who is also my relative) is not comfortable to entrust to "outsiders". 2 weeks ago my boss son came to the company, with the aim of taking over my job and I was glad that finally I was able to handover.
The part time gig doesn't have a contract; so there is no "minimum notice" I need to give before I leave, legally speaking.
But the boss mentioned no time frame for the handover part.
On my side, I gave myself 3 months time to teach the handover, and then after that I want to do something else. I have not, however, communicated my desire to leave the company. To an outsider it would appear as if the boss son wants to learn something from me, so that I can move on to other tasks in the same company.
However, just a few days ago, a very unpleasant conflict erupted (the conflict didn't involve me, though), and I felt that I could no longer stay in the company for even one more day. The whole thing not only affected my ability to function but also my mental health.
I am aware of my obligation to properly handover. But The conflict is so serious that I want to just disappear from the office, despite my obligation.
How can I communicate my desire to leave my relative's company, yesterday? I don't want the awkwardness when we meet ( again!!) at family function.