I am currently competing with colleague in the WA office for our company. I am one of two people (with my colleague included) being considered for a major promotion from senior engineer to senior manager, which results in a large pay increase and more responsibilities.
I frequently out-preform my colleague, but the promotion has a requirement that the individual be required to be available to work extra hours per week. I am able to put in up to 50 hours per week (which I often do, to get ahead) but the other colleague competing for this role can put in more than 110 hours per week.
I regularly outperform him, and can do more in 40 hours than he can do in 60. However, my employer is looking just at how many human-hours the candidate can produce per quarter. I am concerned that, even though I outperform him, this puts me at a disadvantage because my colleague is a single man with no responsibilities while I am a mother with childcare obligations that take time.
He can put in more excess hours, but I do better work. How can I convince my supervisors to consider efficiency and how I can become better than my colleague (in terms of work done per week) given more time (and maybe a better daycare arrangement for me)?