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    gusten is offline Member
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    Default Employee Program

    Hi everyone I have a very basic understanding of Java, and find it very difficult to learn, so I hope I am in the right place. I am currently working on this project and here are the instructions:

    Write a program that makes use of a class called Employee that will calculate an employee's weekly paycheque. Design your class based on the UML diagram to the right as well as the following notes:

    A static field, empCount, keeps track of the number of instantiated employees and can be retrieved using the static method getCount( )
    The constructor initializes the employee's name and employee number (a random number in the range of 1000 - 9999)
    The method setEmployeePay( ) is overloaded to accomodate different payment methods based on empType:

    Type 1 - Salaried employees have a yearly salary, payed on a weekly basis
    Type 2 - Hourly employees are paid an hourly rate for the number of hours worked (overtime is time and a half for hours over 40)
    Type 3 - Piece employees are paid a base amount plus $24.00 for every piece completed

    The method calculatePay( ) will determine what the employee's weekly pay is, based on their payment type
    The methods getName( ) and getNumber( ) return the employee's name and employee number respectively
    All input & output should be displayed in the main class only

    The main program should test your class by instantiating four different employees:

    Test a salaried employee
    Test two hourly employees, one who has worked overtime and one who hasn't
    Test a piecework employee
    The following data can be hard-coded into your program (no prompts to enter data other than the names):

    Employee 1: (22.50, 35.0)
    Employee 2: (45350.00)
    Employee 3: (500.00, 25)
    Employee 4: (14.75, 48.0)

    And the output...

    Enter a name: Bob
    Employee count is 1
    Enter a name: Ted
    Employee count is 2
    Enter a name: Carol
    Employee count is 3
    Enter a name: Alice
    Employee count is 4

    Employee 1583 Bob earned: $787.50
    Employee 4891 Ted earned: $872.12
    Employee 7954 Carol earned: $1,100.00
    Employee 5497 Alice earned: $767.00

    UML Diagram

    Now I'm not gonna lie, I have no idea where to start. I will post my code but I am nowhere near done.

    Java Code:
    public class Lab01 {
         * @param args the command line arguments
        public static void main(String[] args) {
            // TODO code application logic here
            // Declare variables
            int empCount;   //number of objects in memory
            String empName; //employee name
            int empNumber;  //employee number
            double empSalary;   //employee salary
            double empRate; //employee pay rate
            double empHours;    //employee hours worked
            double empBase; //employee base pay rate
            int empPieces;  //extra pieces made by employee
            int empType;    //employee type
            public double calculatePay()
     if(empType == 1)
     empSalary = empSalary / 52;
     return empSalary;
     if (empType == 2 && empCount == 1)
     setEmployeePay(22.50  35.0);
     return empRate * empHours;
     if (empType == 2 && empCount == 4)
     setEmployeePay(14.75  48.0);
     return empRate * empHours;
     if(empType == 3)
     setEmployeePay(500.00  25);
     return empBase + (empPieces * 24);
    I tried doing the calculatePay step but I just get a bunch of errors. Like I said any help would be greatly appreciated.
    Last edited by JosAH; 07-03-2013 at 07:12 AM. Reason: removed the boldface tags

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    jim829 is offline Senior Member
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    Default Re: Employee Program

    The structure of your program is off. Since this is an assignment I assume your instructor went over this for you. Do you have a textbook to reference?

    The basic structure of an executable java program is:

    Java Code:
    package pkg_name;
    // imports here, if any
    public Class ClassName{
          // instance variables here
          ClassName() {} // constructor - not required
          public static void main(String [] args) {
               // entry point 
          public <return type> method1(){
          public <return type> method2() {
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