I work as a TA and changed my job this September. The school did not prepare my contract till December, but I was happy that I have my job, so it did not bothered me that much. Stupid, I know... At the end od December I received my contract at least, but still did not signed it yet, as I had some doubts then. Nowadays I actively look for some other job, in some absolutely different sector. My school days give me no more than anxiety, stress and I am mentally exhausted every day. I found in my contract that after the probation period I have to give two months notice period. Ridicoulus really, nobody will wait for me that long as I am not the highest class specialist, and positions I want to apply for are easy to fill by other more flexible candidates. Moreover, school wants me to adjust the notice period to the end of semester. I attend interviews, and if some of them will be successful, I am going to give one month notice period or even shorter. Can I have some serious trouble because of this? I feel that my mental health is in a very poor condition now, I suffer from panic attacks or suddenly start to cry in the bus etc. I feel relief when scratch my hands to blood, or bang my head with fists, so as you see there is some self-harmed behaviour involved. I should to go to my GP, tell him about the situation and ask for sick note or so, but the situation is brutal, and as long it is possible I need to work, because I need money for my rent, food etc. So far I hope that I will find some new job, and it will be the best cure for all my problems. How do you think, if they disagree to let me go as soon as possible - can I mention about delays with receiving contract? I am so desperate that sometimes I think that I am even ready to offer my future employer immediate start, and leave school by delivering my resignation and sick note from GP (I am sure that in my situation it will not be a problem to have one). If anyone was in similar situation, can you share with your experience?