I spoke to her (on her father's phone). She told me that she isn't sure if the particular work I have for her is a strength of hers. Rather than hire her on the spot, we agreed that I'd give her some work to do and we'd take it from there.
I emailed her the work I needed done. I told her to call me so that we can discuss before she begins.
2 days later I emailed her asking what was going on (nicely).
The next day she emails me asking for the lowdown. I emailed her back 8 minutes later suggesting she call me to discuss.
Nothing. She has a smartphone, so it it's not like she needed to be in front of a computer to get the email.
5 (!!!!!!!!!!!) days later she calls me. I missed the call because I rarely pick up the phone if it's a number I don't recognize. She left a message asking me to call her back and saying she'd call back later.
She hasn't called back since.
Now, what am I supposed to do? I have a business to (help) run, and hiring someone who takes a week to call (when I told her off the bat we needed to discuss it on the phone), isn't good business sense. On the other hand, her dad is awesome and don't want to burn any bridges by telling his daughter to go fly a kite.
I've hired people. I've fired people. I've turned down applications. But it's the daughter of a friend, and I don't think that's a tactic I can take here.
I understand now why mixing business and personal matters are not a good idea. I always understood the theory of it, but now I have the issue staring me in the face. And I have no idea what to do.
What would you do?