I'm through to the final round of an interview which is a coding challenge. It appears to be a very simple build of a static site with a design provided along with assets. I’m sure I could complete the work in around half a day max. They have set a deadline and also mentioned during the first round that they had a lot of static sites that needed building. I can’t help but feel that they’re just getting free labour out of me.
I know that doing a good job will lead to a job offer and so I should probably just get on with it. But I have to wonder: should I ask them for payment for completing this work regardless of whether I’m offered the job? i.e. before starting the test?
I’m certain I will do a good job, this is a junior level challenge. I expected to be tested on something like React which is another reason I suspect I’m just completing client work.