MINIMUM wage worker Tom Logan believes the extra £4.80 he earned yesterday nearly ended up destroying him.
The 12p increase in the hourly minimum wage left full-time order picker Logan excited at the prospect of spending his new-found wealth.
He said: “It’s a surreal feeling, knowing you’ve got almost a fiver burning a hole in your pocket.
“Will it affect your relationships with family and friends? Are ‘hangers on’ going to come out of the woodwork? With power comes responsibility.
“My first thought was to get the wife a second-hand DVD of Calendar Girls from Amazon.”
But Logan fell into a brief spiral of drug use after clubbing together with ten co-workers to buy a gramme of cocaine.
“We had a line each and the high was just incredible. But we came down to earth with a bang, and the shame of having spent nearly a fiver each on drugs.
“It was a dream come true that turned into a nightmare. The government can have its money back.”