I started work with a kitchen design company straight out of school. My first boss was a narcissistic pig, who at times could be inappropriate and creepy towards the girls in the office. I was there for 3 years before I cracked and knew I had to leave.
Luckily, one of our suppliers reps got in touch with me. He was taking on a kitchen design showroom a half hour bus journey from where I lived. He asked if I would be interested in doing the administration work for them. When he explained the ins and outs, it all sounded great, so I took the chance (no contract was signed and I had to go self employed).His wife was the manager and he was the designer/salesman. I was to do some of the designs but mostly admin work. It started off great, they seemed great.
It's been seven months now and although we get on fine, I barely see either of them in the office. They work from home most days, my "manager" is only part time (6 hours a week) in the office and the "designer" who asked me to join them is still a rep for another company based abroad. So you're lucky if he is even in the country!
My main concern is that since I started working in that office, my mental health has severely deteriorated. It's so bad I'm medicated for anxiety/depression and I think it's down to being alone, boxed in, without any human interaction for five days a week.
Since seeking help I've applied for college, which I start in a few months time. So I've been preparing to tell my manager I'm leaving for a while now. I know that normally you would hand in a two weeks notice, but with being self employed and having no contract, I'm thinking of just leaving right away.
I have enough money saved to last me a few months without work, until I go to college and start my placement. What should I do ?