“I’ve Never Seen His Payslip in 12 Years”: Woman Wonders About Her Bus Driver Husband’s Salary

“I’ve Never Seen His Payslip in 12 Years”: Woman Wonders About Her Bus Driver Husband’s Salary

  • A woman shared with a popular TikTokker that after 12 years, she has never seen her husband's payslip
  • The TikTokker noted that it would be difficult to guess the salary without knowing which company the man works for
  • Social media users were split in the comment section, being for and against the husband's lack of transparency

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Woman doesn't know her bus driver husband's salary.
An internet user was left clueless after sharing that she didn't know her husband's salary as a bus driver. Images: vm, Pete Starman
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A social media user confessed that after 12 years of marriage, they did not know what their husband earned as a bus driver.

On TikTok, the well-known user of the app Lifereset with Boni (@lifereset_za) shared a comment from someone known as @user7010706132992, who shared the following comment under one of her videos:

"My husband is a bus driver. I've never seen his payslip in 12 years of marriage."

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Boni, who often shares payslips from different fields, shared that it would be difficult to guess how much the woman's husband would earn without seeing the payslip.

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She added:

"Bus services operate differently. They are operated by different operators. So, knowing how much bus drivers earn will not be easy. Maybe you can DM [direct message] and tell me which company he works for."

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What is the average salary of a bus driver?

According to PayScale, the average yearly salary of a bus driver is R125,126. However, it may vary with years of experience.

The software company explained:

"An early career bus driver with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of R122,449 based on 13 salaries. A mid-career bus driver with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R152,131 based on 14 salaries.

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"An experienced bus driver with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R12,700 based on 8 salaries."

Online users divided over payslip secrecy

People in Boni's comment section were split on the man's decision not to disclose his salary to his partner.

@godfreygil wrote in the comments:

"As long as he is putting food on the table, what does she want with the payslip?"

@thee_ankel joked with online users:

"Women shouldn’t see our payslips. We leave it at work."

@temabeautyproducts thought differently:

"The way I’m financially transparent, I don’t think I can cope with someone who’s not."

Sharing their honesty, @user3557303475622897 said:

"I would have walked away from the relationship long ago."

Woman gives people a look at petrol attendant's payslip

In a article published in April, Briefly News reported about a lady in Mzansi who showed off a petrol attendant's salary, shocking many.

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In the video uploaded by @lifereset_za, the woman showed the basic salary, overtime and net pay.

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