President Obama's proposed minimum wage hike is drawing mixed emotions from people who actually work these jobs and the employers who pay them.
Local businesses say they'd definitely feel the pinch in their budget if they had to pay their employees an extra $1.75 an hour. They say the hike will either force employers to fire or slash their employees' hours; they'll raise their prices, or they will find another way to save money.
People working these jobs say the extra cash would be very helpful considering how much is already taken out for taxes.
"After taxes it was like $6.85 and I remember how small my paychecks were, so $9.00 an hour would be a significant jump," said UC student Bradley Harris.
The current minimum wage of $7.25 has been in place since 2009.