> I will reiterate. Even for a $350 job, you should have a boilerplate
> contract. If the time it takes for you to identify and write in the
> appropriate scope of services means you have to charge $400
> so be it.
> Without a defined scope of services you will be continually
> open to the type
> of problems you indicated in your original post.
> Paul Feather
I agree, I _should_. There are many common practices that are not quite
what they _should_ be, however (such issues are seen as topics on this
list). As a junior person, it's not always comfortable to mandate new
policy, especially without the experiential knowledge of the norm. My
question really was a follow-up, if everyone _always_ sticks to that policy,
in all cases. If that is the case, we are way-way out of line with no
"boilerplate" contract for any small jobs.
I greatly appreciate the opportunity to discuss such things with others
here. I read the responses and I don't expect anyone to have to reiterate.