Thursday afternoon, I got a call from the manager of a gym in my area regarding a sales associate position. Since then, I've been trying to get in touch with him pretty much every hour on the hour and he has yet to call me back.
A few years ago, I probably would have given up, taking his lack of a response as a sign that he doesn't actually want to interview me. Now, I'm getting ready to call him for the fifth time today and I have no intention of stopping until I get an interview.
I think it's safe to say that the past few years have really skewed my perception of appropriate behavior with respect to finding a job.