An ex-schoolmate (fashion school) wants to launch her brand and has started a business, asking me to work for her as a dressmaker. It's only me and her. She looks super hyped and told me she's investing a lot of money in this business.
Everything started on July and she told me she wanted to start the shop/atelier in September. I started working at the end of August, knowing and telling her we wouldn't have made it in time for September. She denied. Now, we don't have a place where to work (we're using the lab at my grandparents' home but it can't be forever ofc) cause she doesn't look like she's actively looking for one; she told me she already had a communication agency from early August but she didn't and she contacted one few days ago; we don't have sewing machines and stuff, we're using mine; she's pretty much copying clothing from fast fashion stores but is pressuring me because she wants her clothing to be perfect, original and unique (it's her who design, my job is to only make patterns and see); she didn't make me a contract yet, despite what she told me in July; we're obvious not selling yet and we don't even have a FB page or whatever. My hourly pay is very low too (4€ per hour) since she's just starting the biz.
I'm working, but I'm kinda apathetic. These last fours days I've got a bad flu with high fever and I haven't been able to work. She often texts me or calls me asking for help and tips and stuff, but during these days I was pretty dead and didn't answer much. She said that she doesn't like that because it looks like I'm losing interest. I didn't want to talk about it in that moment so I just said it was not true, when it's obviously true for the said reasons.
Since she's a "friend", and I know the importance of dreams, I gave her my word to work for her long term in July, but she's very disorganized and I don't think she's respecting me enough.
Should I walk away from her project (she can't go on without me, she said, because she doesn't know other trained dressmakers), after having explained my reasons, even if I gave her my word?