How do you politely ask for more work?

How to Ask Your Boss for More Work
  1. Affirm your desire to keep learning. There’s a difference between not having enough to do and wanting to grow your knowledge base.
  2. Don’t put the burden on your manager.
  3. Have a plan to grow your skills.
  4. Keep your language positive.

Can you get fired for asking for more hours?

Although there’s no law against it, firing employees simply for asking for a raise isn’t a good business practice.