Maybe you guys can shed some light on this. I told part of this story a while ago. So in January I participated in an investment banking competition. I networked with all of the executives, and one of the judges I got to know well is a founder/partner in a two-employee PE firm. I was talking to him for a while and asked him if it would be possible to intern with his company. He said that summer interns are usually selected based on nepotism (i.e. clients' kids), but that since I'm not in school a fall internship might be possible. He said they've never done that before, but came up with the idea himself and thought it might work.
I met with himself and his partner. The meeting went well, he was basically trying to sell the idea to his partner, who seemed to like me. We talked for a while, joked around, had some laughs, etc. They asked me if I had problems doing mundane work like licking envelopes and moving boxes around, apparently they've had problems in the past with interns having entitlement complexes. I obviously don't, I sweep the floor at my current job, get dirty working on machines, etc. So overall it went great.
Then I didn't hear from them for a while. After a couple weeks/months he said they were still evaluating their business needs. I tried talking to him to negotiate some kind of part-time or unpaid gig, pretty much any way to get my foot in, but he wasn't having it.
Anyways, I attended a networking function his company hosted about a week ago. I hardly talked talked to him the whole night, just shook his hand and said hi and thanked him for inviting me. I sent him a thank you email the next day. Didn't mention our prior discussions or anything, just thanks for having me, that sort of thing. He responded with "I am glad that you were able to join us. With regards to interim analyst position, I am sorry for the slow process. My partner and I are evaluating our needs and how best to address."
Should I send a reply just saying thanks for the continuing consideration? Is this guy just pulling my leg, or is this just something low on his priority list that he'll eventually get around to?
No idea why I'm posting this in RHET, I guess because I hardly post anywhere else on this forum haha