Student or Learner
In the Good Wife, American TV series, Cary went to his boss-Will , who owned a law firm, that Sterm was going to ask him to leave the firm, and work for him.
Will: He tries to poach you.
Cary: Yeah, and another 11. ... I am a team player...
Will: Thanks, Cary.
I don't understand why Cary responded with "yeah", instead of you're welcome. Could you please explain?
I think maybe it is also a way of minimizing the significance of the "thank you" received.