As Thanksgiving approaches, it is time to update our list of worst career decisions – The Big Turkeys.

5.  Misplayed loyalty.  People who stayed with companies out of loyalty but were still screwed over by their not-too-loyal bosses.

4. Misplaced trust.  HR is not your friend if the big bully boss is also a big producer and a friend of the CEO.

3. It can’t happen to me. Many laid-off tech workers ignored the economic warning signs and/or company earnings reports.

2. Great miscalculation.  Great Resignation employees found that the greener grass on the other side of the fence was over a septic tank.

1.  I should have networked more.  This is from the thousands of displaced workers in their late 40s and 50s who are struggling to find a new job.