Current Situation: I am about 6months from graduating with my B.S. in Computer Science with a concentration in Information Systems. I have been working for the state of VA for just over a year now at a major public state university. My current title is Information Technology Specialist II. I make about $19.00 an hour, which equates to close to $40,000 a year at 40 hours a week, though I currently am supposed to work only ~30hours a week, as I am only part-time night. My immediate manager has offered me a full-time day salary position at low-to-mid $40k. By taking this offer I take on more responsibilites and have to delay my grad date by possibly an additional 6months. I do gain benefits from the offer as it is a full-time state job. So my question is... should I try to haggle to earn a higher salary or what?