So I work at this ice cream place and it's my first job. I've been here for about 3 months and I'm currently the newest person that works at the place. I usually work 2 or 3 days a week since I have school. However, recently my boss has been asking me to work days I'm originally not working or to
So I work at this ice cream place and it's my first job. I've been here for about 3 months and I'm currently the newest person that works at the place. I usually work 2 or 3 days a week since I have school. However, recently my boss has been asking me to work days I'm originally not working or to come early. Like if I'm suppose to work from 6 to closing, he will ask me if I can an hour or 2 early. And usually he ask me last minute like it will be 2:00 and he will ask me to come at 3:00 or 4:00. Sometimes he will ask me to work days I'm not originally working and I have to say no since I have other plan for that day. I do have winter break right now, but when school starts again, I can't work almost everyday. How should I go about this and can I can get fired for this?
You can't get fired for saying no, he knows you have school and was only hired to work a couple days a week. People who think otherwise are part of the problem that business are having these days.
As long as you working on the hours originally stated on the contract, then you're fine but your boss always have the discretion to keep you or not based on the store needs. So I suggest you accept the additional hours when you're available if there's really nothing important to do that day or anything which compromises work. It's the busy season. It will dwindle down afterwards. Your performance will even look good by doing so.
A job is a commitment. You applied for the job so you are expected to work the required days and hours. Unless you were hired, for example, for specified days and hours only, you are expected to work and that means coming in earlier when asked and staying later than asked and working on days you do not generally work. Yes, they can fire you for refusing to come in early, refusing to stay later or refusing to come in on days you do not generally work, and that firing would be for cause.
In theory you could but it's unlikely that you would. That would leave your boss even more shorthanded. If asked to work at inconvenient times just say, politely, no you are not available.