Lettow wrote:TooMuchTuna wrote:Never. Lie.
As someone else mentioned, in the event you ever apply for a position where a poly is required, lying is an automatic fail (at least that's what I was told by several members of a three-letter gov organization during the recruiting process).
This seems hugely overblown. Exactly which career paths require a polygraph? Google reveals this: "The CIA and FBI require polygraph tests of some permanent employees." https://law.yale.edu/student-life/caree ... und-checks. So, some CIA & FBI employees are polygraphed. If that's pretty much it, polygraphs aren't required for the vast, vast majority of fedgov legal positions.
If an applicant wouldn't or likely wouldn't receive an offer because he/she disclosed, what good reason is there to disclose?
As A. Nony said, you do you, I'm only speaking from my personal experience. But, you do realize it's possible to find out you lied without using a polygraph, right? All I'm saying is that getting caught in a lie is going to be worse than disclosing (sure, you might be able to think of an exception to that, but I'm not going to play a game of hypotheticals with you). But good luck to your character references if that's your mentality.