I sent my cv to this company for a web developer position and they sent me a huge test with a note says: "Don't spend more than 8 hours".
The test said I can use any language or technology I want.
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I did the test and it took me more than 8 hours. I sent it to the company and after two days I didn't get anything! I sent them an email to confirm if they receive my first email or not, and I got this reply:
Thank you for taking the time to do the coding exercise.
We thank you for your interest in ****** and wish you the best in your job search.
I want to send them this email, is it good or bad idea ?
I'm really surprised after I read your reply ! you even didn't take the effort to see my work, my time, my effort !! Does this mean anything to you ???
Does the time of people mean anything to you ???? you gave me a very bad picture about your company.
I'm really angry and disappointed. and this is not the first time this has happen here in Germany. This is the first time I got such a huge test with such disrespect to my effort. It's not fair. My CV is full of PHP and there's no Ruby at all, and I worked with C# in university.
Update: After reading all of your comments and answers I decided to move on and not to send anything.
For the future, I will ask for a interview before doing a test for a company, ask about the language I want to use before I start solving the test, and sure read more about the company before applying.