I just had an interview last Tuesday. It was going very well for the most part. The hiring manager liked all of my answers and found my skills and experiences very relevant to the job (she said so herself). Then at the end of the interview, she asked me if I had any question. I asked her what is the work-life balance like for the full time employees. And all of the sudden her face changed. I felt like I was judged as a "lazy worker" for asking that question. She was telling me that the standard hours are 40 hours but the company culture is to motivate everyone to perform "above and beyond".
I never heard back since. I can't stop wondering if I asked the wrong question.