I met Abe the Sous Chef at Willy's Smokehouse this morning. He had a great story about persistance. He moved her two years ago after completing culinary school in Las Vegas and applied for the Sous Chef job but was turned down. He took a server position among other jobs working at Willy's right from the beginning. "I was here before the tables" he told me. When Kurt, the previous Sous Chef left 5 months ago, he got the job he interviewed for.
Now Sous Chef Abe and his wife both work at Willy's. She is the Bar Manager.
A great story of persistance, and putting in your time!