I work part time at an engineering firm. I would like to progress to Department Manager. I am part of the technical teams and manage projects now.
Since I work 4 days a week, sometimes it takes me longer to respond to emails and calls that are sent/made to me on my extra day off. I have the most experience on my team and feel I could be a good mentor to the department team members, but they are all full time salaried persons. They often work 45+ hours a week and I do about 32 hours a week.
Would they respect me if I was promoted to Department manager while working less than them? They all recognize me as a go to resource for project guidance and reviewing their work, but would that relationship change if I was managing them?