I consider the request of a polygraph a complete deal breaker. I understand that a lot of companies in South Africa give employers the option to request one in the employment contract. I still will never do one. The moment I'm asked for one is the moment right before I sign my resignation letter. I feel that strongly about it.
I'm specifically asking about non-governmental front-end web development. I have no idea how to hack anything and I for now don't see myself dealing with any business finances other than the little bit of after-hours work I may do for petty cash
A polygrap is voluntary and nobody can be forced to do one. It is not admissible in court. Refusing to do one is not an admission of guilt and every ex-policeman doing them knows that all it really tests is anxiety levels. So what exactly is the point?
I just wanted to know how widespread this is in Web Development and if I refuse to do one is it going to ruin my career?