I asked this on twitter but thought it might get better discusion here. I have read that it is always a good idea when you are being interviewed to think of a few questions to actually ask the interviewer. It might show your interest in the position or company. Something like "what are 1 or 2 tasks you would expect me to begin or take over once I started with your company". Well I have a question I would like to ask, but don't know if it would be appropriate or out of line. That is to ask the team lead or supervisor (depending on who is interviewing you) his/her involvement in the SQL Server community (outside of work)? This maybe directed at the person conducting the interview or of the SQL Server team I would be working with, if the interviewer knew. My reasoning behind this is I have worked with folks before that come to work and then go home. Outside of work they do not seem to have any interest in feeding their minds with all things SQL Server. I ask, how else are you going to learn or advance your career? I'm not saying every breath I spend is on SQL Server but I do spend a good bit of time playing with SQL Server or being involved in forums (mainly here and SSC). That is how I learn things. I would like to know I could come into work one morning and say hey did you know this or that about SQL Server, and get some speck of interest from them in it. This may have been something I learned at a SQL Saturday or reading through a question on SSC or here. **UPDATE**
Interview went well. PASS was actually brought up during the conversation with the team lead about training opportunities. They are aware of PASS and the local user group. I did not really get out of them if the team members attend or not, but that is fine. It was a 2 hour drive home and I got called half way home that they wanted to offer me the job. Short of a few things being worked out I have accepted the position.
Thanks for all the advice.