Can I get fired for not working overtime?

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 sometimes I have to say no since I have other plans for that day. I'm also afraid if I always say yes to him to work overtime, then he will give me more and more hours. I think one of the reason he ask me is because not many people work at the place. It's just I have school and I can't work almost everyday. How should I go about this and can I can get fired for this?

Best Answer:

Mark: In the US, employees are at-will meaning you can be released from employment at any time for any reason or no reason at all (just as you can quit at any time). So, technically, yes, if you cannot fulfill your employer's needs, you can be fired/laid off so he can find someone who better fits his needs. You need to talk to him before school starts and explain the situation and try to make some accommodation (maybe a few more hours on your part but no extra days or whatever).

Other answer:

Mark:
why not go and speak with him and explain your situation. He is giving you more hours because you are a good worker and good team member. Sit down and explain the maximum hours you CAN work her week. Tell him that you can't work more than that because you need that time to study
pyzar:
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The Oracle of Omigod:
It is legal for him to end your employment if his requirements change and you cannot accomodate the changed conditions. You are not fired, the employment relationship has just ended. Not your fault. Not his fault.
Juper1:
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Robt:
Not happening here legally maybe in ur country.
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