Narue, thanks for all your help with this program! I really appreciate it. I have one last problem. In the function tryAgain, if user presses 'q' or 'Q'; the program terminates. No problem there, but if they hit anyother key; the program should allow them to re-enter pyrllSt (payroll status again). I don't believe I am getting into the second part of the if statement in the tryAgain function... Any suggestions? By the way the double suggestion works perfectly. You are one smart cookie. Thank you!

#include <iostream>
using namespace std;
#include <cstdlib>
#include <string>

bool getEmployeeData (int*, char*, double*, double*, double*, double);
float calculateGrossPay (char, double, double, double);
void displayEmployeeInfo(int, char, double);
bool tryAgain(char*);
bool isValidStatus(char*);

int main()
{
        int ID = 0;
        double Salary = 0;
        double hourwrk = 0;
        double sales = 0;
        double grossPay = 0;
        char pyrllSt = ' ';
        float totalPayroll = 0.0;
        bool result = true;
        while (result)
        { 
                result = getEmployeeData (&ID, &pyrllSt, &Salary, &hourwrk, &sales, totalPayroll);
                if (result)
                {
                        grossPay = calculateGrossPay(pyrllSt, Salary, hourwrk, sales);
                        totalPayroll += grossPay;
                        displayEmployeeInfo (ID, pyrllSt, grossPay);
                }
                else
                {
                        cout << "Total Payroll for this month: " << endl;
                        cout << totalPayroll << endl;
                }
        }
        return (1);
}

bool getEmployeeData (int *ID, char *pyrllSt, double *Salary, double *hourwrk, double *sales, double totalPayroll)
{
        cout << "Enter employee ID: " << endl;
        cin >> *ID;

        if (*ID > 0)
        {
        cout << "Enter payroll status: " << endl;
        cin >> *pyrllSt;
        if (isValidStatus(pyrllSt))
        {
        if (*pyrllSt == 's' || *pyrllSt == 'S')
        {
                cout << "Enter monthly salary" << endl;
                cin >> *Salary;
        }

        if (*pyrllSt == 'h' || *pyrllSt == 'H')
        {
        cout << "Enter number of hours worked this month: " << endl;
                cin >> *hourwrk;
        }

        if (*pyrllSt == 'c' || *pyrllSt == 'C')
        {
        cout << "Enter total sales for this month: " << endl;
                cin >> *sales;
                        }
        }//if isValid Status
                return true;
        }
        else
        {        
                return false;
        }
}

bool isValidStatus (char *pyrllSt)
{
        bool isGood = true;

        while (isGood)
        {

                isGood = (*pyrllSt == 's' || *pyrllSt == 'S' || *pyrllSt =='h' || *pyrllSt == 'H' || *pyrllSt == 'c' || *pyrllSt =='C');

                if (isGood)
                {
                        return true;
                }
                else
                {
                        isGood = tryAgain(pyrllSt);
                } 
        }
        return false;
}

bool tryAgain(char *pyrllSt)
{
        char quit;

        cout << "Type Q or q to quit, any other key to continue: " << endl;
        cin >> quit;

        if (quit == 'q' || quit == 'Q')
        {
                cout << "*** Program Terminated ***" << endl;
                return false;
        }
        else
        {
                cout << "Re-enter: 's' or 'S' for salaried, 'h' or 'H' for hourly, " << endl;
                cout << "'c' or 'C' for commissioned." << endl;
                cin >> *pyrllSt;
                return true;
        }                
}

float calculateGrossPay (char pyrllSt, double Salary, double hourwrk, double sales)
{
        float grossPay;
        if (pyrllSt == 's' || pyrllSt == 'S')
        {
                grossPay = Salary;
        }

        if (pyrllSt == 'h' || pyrllSt == 'H')
        {
        grossPay = hourwrk * 18.75;
        }

        if (pyrllSt == 'c' || pyrllSt == 'C')
        {
        grossPay = sales * 0.06 + 1000.00;
        }
        return grossPay;

}

void displayEmployeeInfo (int ID, char pyrllSt, double grossPay)
{
cout << "Employee ID: " << ID << endl;
cout << "Payroll Status: " << pyrllSt << endl;
cout << "Gross Pay: " << grossPay << endl;
}

The function works properly when I test it. What is it doing that it shouldn't?

Narue,
The problem is this. When you type in anything other than 's', 'h' or 'c', the program goes into the tryAgain function; as it should. And it you type in 'q' it quits the program. The problem is this, if you should be able to hit any other key a character or the enter key and it should output:
"Re-enter: 's' or 'S' for salaried, 'h' or 'H' for hourly, 'c' or 'C' for commissioned."
How do I get it to recognize the other keys and the enter key?
Any suggestions? Thanks, Paul.

Narue, thanks for all your help with this program! I really appreciate it. I have one last problem. In the function tryAgain, if user presses 'q' or 'Q'; the program terminates. No problem there, but if they hit anyother key; the program should allow them to re-enter pyrllSt (payroll status again). I don't believe I am getting into the second part of the if statement in the tryAgain function... Any suggestions? By the way the double suggestion works perfectly. You are one smart cookie. Thank you!

#include <iostream>
using namespace std;
#include <cstdlib>
#include <string>

bool getEmployeeData (int*, char*, double*, double*, double*, double);
float calculateGrossPay (char, double, double, double);
void displayEmployeeInfo(int, char, double);
bool tryAgain(char*);
bool isValidStatus(char*);

int main()
{
        int ID = 0;
        double Salary = 0;
        double hourwrk = 0;
        double sales = 0;
        double grossPay = 0;
        char pyrllSt = ' ';
        float totalPayroll = 0.0;
        bool result = true;
        while (result)
        { 
                result = getEmployeeData (&ID, &pyrllSt, &Salary, &hourwrk, &sales, totalPayroll);
                if (result)
                {
                        grossPay = calculateGrossPay(pyrllSt, Salary, hourwrk, sales);
                        totalPayroll += grossPay;
                        displayEmployeeInfo (ID, pyrllSt, grossPay);
                }
                else
                {
                        cout << "Total Payroll for this month: " << endl;
                        cout << totalPayroll << endl;
                }
        }
        return (1);
}

bool getEmployeeData (int *ID, char *pyrllSt, double *Salary, double *hourwrk, double *sales, double totalPayroll)
{
        cout << "Enter employee ID: " << endl;
        cin >> *ID;

        if (*ID > 0)
        {
        cout << "Enter payroll status: " << endl;
        cin >> *pyrllSt;
        if (isValidStatus(pyrllSt))
        {
        if (*pyrllSt == 's' || *pyrllSt == 'S')
        {
                cout << "Enter monthly salary" << endl;
                cin >> *Salary;
        }

        if (*pyrllSt == 'h' || *pyrllSt == 'H')
        {
        cout << "Enter number of hours worked this month: " << endl;
                cin >> *hourwrk;
        }

        if (*pyrllSt == 'c' || *pyrllSt == 'C')
        {
        cout << "Enter total sales for this month: " << endl;
                cin >> *sales;
                        }
        }//if isValid Status
                return true;
        }
        else
        {        
                return false;
        }
}

bool isValidStatus (char *pyrllSt)
{
        bool isGood = true;

        while (isGood)
        {

                isGood = (*pyrllSt == 's' || *pyrllSt == 'S' || *pyrllSt =='h' || *pyrllSt == 'H' || *pyrllSt == 'c' || *pyrllSt =='C');

                if (isGood)
                {
                        return true;
                }
                else
                {
                        isGood = tryAgain(pyrllSt);
                } 
        }
        return false;
}

bool tryAgain(char *pyrllSt)
{
        char quit;

        cout << "Type Q or q to quit, any other key to continue: " << endl;
        cin >> quit;

        if (quit == 'q' || quit == 'Q')
        {
                cout << "*** Program Terminated ***" << endl;
                return false;
        }
        else
        {
                cout << "Re-enter: 's' or 'S' for salaried, 'h' or 'H' for hourly, " << endl;
                cout << "'c' or 'C' for commissioned." << endl;
                cin >> *pyrllSt;
                return true;
        }                
}

float calculateGrossPay (char pyrllSt, double Salary, double hourwrk, double sales)
{
        float grossPay;
        if (pyrllSt == 's' || pyrllSt == 'S')
        {
                grossPay = Salary;
        }

        if (pyrllSt == 'h' || pyrllSt == 'H')
        {
        grossPay = hourwrk * 18.75;
        }

        if (pyrllSt == 'c' || pyrllSt == 'C')
        {
        grossPay = sales * 0.06 + 1000.00;
        }
        return grossPay;

}

void displayEmployeeInfo (int ID, char pyrllSt, double grossPay)
{
cout << "Employee ID: " << ID << endl;
cout << "Payroll Status: " << pyrllSt << endl;
cout << "Gross Pay: " << grossPay << endl;
}

hi,
NAURE ROCKS:
I think your code is perfect.you should ask the user about the termination in the main body.
if any problem then send me the message.