Hi All,

I am new to Java, and I can not figure out why my code will not stop to get input from the user for the second employeeName at the end of my while loop. Everything else seems to work as it should. After the first calculate is completed the following is displayed:

Enter another employee's name (enter stop to quit):

Enter the hours worked by employee this week:

With no change to input a second employee name, or stop to end the program.

Help?

Import java.util.Scanner; // import delcaration for program to use class Scanner

public class Part2
{
	// main method begins execution of Java application
	public static void main( String args[] )
	{
		Scanner input = new Scanner( System.in ); // create Scanner to obtain input from the command window

		System.out.println(); // white space for readability
		System.out.printf("Payroll Program Part 2\n"); // program name displayed, cursor placed on next line
		System.out.printf("This program will determine the weekly pay for an employee.\n"); // program description
		System.out.printf("Please input the information as it is requested.\n"); // program instructions
		System.out.println(); // white space for readability

		double hoursWorked; // variable for the employee's hours worked
		double hourlyRate;  // variable for the employee's hourly rate
		double weeklyPay; // variable for the employee's calculated weekly pay

		System.out.print("Enter the employee's name (enter stop to quit): "); // prompt
		String employeeName = input.nextLine(); // read employee's name

		while ( !employeeName.equalsIgnoreCase ( "stop" ) ) // condition statement to request data until stop is entered
		{
			System.out.print("Enter the hours worked by employee this week: "); // prompt
			hoursWorked = input.nextDouble(); // read hours worked

			while ( hoursWorked <= 0 ) // condition statement to check for negative number
			{
				System.out.println("Error: You have entered a negative number!"); // error message
				System.out.print("Enter the hours worked by employee this week: "); // prompt
				hoursWorked = input.nextDouble(); // read hours worked
			} // end while

			System.out.print("Enter the hourly rate of pay for the employee: "); // prompt
			hourlyRate = input.nextDouble(); // read hourly rate

			while ( hourlyRate <= 0 ) // condition statement to check for negative number
			{
				System.out.println("Error: You have entered a negative number!"); // error message
				System.out.print("Enter the hourly rate of pay for the employee: "); // prompt
				hourlyRate = input.nextDouble(); // read hourly rate
			} // end while

			weeklyPay = hoursWorked * hourlyRate; // calculate the employee's weekly pay

			System.out.println(); // white space for readability

			System.out.println("Results...");

			System.out.printf("Employee:  %s\n", employeeName); // display employee name

			System.out.printf("Number of hours worked this week:  %.2f\n", hoursWorked); // display hours worked, rounded

			System.out.printf("Employee's hourly rate of pay:  $%.2f\n", hourlyRate); // display hourly rate, rounded

			System.out.printf("The employee's weekly pay is $%.2f", weeklyPay); // display weekly pay, rounded

			System.out.println(); // white space for readability

			System.out.println(); // white space for readability

			System.out.print("Enter another employee's name (enter stop to quit): "); // prompt
			employeeName = input.nextLine(); // read employee's name
			System.out.println();

		} // end while

		if ( employeeName.equalsIgnoreCase ( "stop" ) )
		{
			System.out.println("Thank you for using the Payroll Program!");
		} // end if

	} // end method main

} // end class Part2
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