The Chafetz Chaim frequently said that before you hire someone to do a job, clarify in advance the agreed-upon conditions. Be specific about the exact amount you will pay, and what his obligations are.
By clarifying as many details as possible in advance, you will save many needless difficulties and quarrels.
(Chafetz Chaim; Sfas Tomim; Rabbi Pliskin's Gateway to Happiness, p.260)
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