You seem to think that getting a job is enough, and lying is fine if it helps you get a job. But most people don't consider lying a good long term strategy, partly because keeping a job is just as important as getting one, and being able to get the next job as well.
If you get a job by lying, you'll likely be fired, and the next job will be even harder to get. So giving advice on how to destroy your career is not what we do, and discouraging you from destroying your career is not hostile. It's meant to be helpful.
I responded to your initial question. To be frank, I believe it's due to the wording of your question.
Here, we're honor-bound to try to get you an answer without letting our personal beliefs cloud our judgment.. too much.
It was definitely not a popular question you asked, but you know, I think we all deserve a little bit of help. I don't agree with the people who perform direct attacks against your character since that ain't productive.
I don't think we're all that hostile. Generalizing the community as hostile is a tad bit too far.
But on that same token, you have to consider the consequences of asking a question like that and anticipate how people are going to respond, right?
First off, asking for anything unethical will be met with strong rebukes, in the very least. This wasn't hostility any more than it's hostility to yell at a child who is about to run into traffic.
People were trying to warn you against a foolish act. It's wrong to lie on a resume, plain and simple. If that's not enough reason alone, then the CONSEQUENCES of lying should get your attention, which include, but are not limited to...
- Fired, if caught
- Being placed in a job you cannot do
- Getting fired from ANOTHER job
- Getting a reputation as a liar/con artist
- Getting a reputation as incompetent.
Oh, there's more. But asking questions on how to do anything unethical or illegal are not going to go far here.
Reading your question it sounds like what you're trying to say is that you held a job and you were let go. You were unable to contribute anything to that job, for various reasons. With that in mind, you would like to polish up your resume such that it is attractive but at the same time since you contributed nothing in your previous job, you want to know the extent of which a future employer would check into your past employment.
With that in mind, I think had you worded the question as such, you'd get better answers. With your current wording, you want to deceive your future employer and want to know how much you can get away with. To me I don't think anyone would agree to aid you in lying or get "insider tips" on what you can get away with.
It's sort of like going to a lawyer and asking to what extent could a person get away with a crime. It's not going to come across as something they'd want to assist you with.