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Flipping burgers &emptying wastebaskets

Posted by Bruce Kahl on April 02, 2004

In Reply to: Flipping burgers &emptying wastebaskets posted by celina on April 02, 2004

: anyone cares to teach me the origins and the meanings of the two phrases above?thanks

Your phrases describe menial minimum wage type jobs.
I just happened to hear these phrases today on a public service announcement here in the US imploring that young people should stay in school and get a good education lest they occupy a career that includes "flipping burgers &emptying wastebaskets".