It's a dog-eat-dog world and unfortunately, if you're not single, skinny and good-looking, you're more likely to be scraping the bottom of the barrel.
At least that's true in the corporate world, where serious advantages exist if you happen to be a the right gender or have an optimal marital status.
Recent reports show single American workers, for example, have faired far better than married people through the recession: 90 percent of reported job losses by singles have been recovered, according to CNN.
But singles aren't the only people coming out on top. That poor intern making coffee runs all day and that coworker who seems to sleep at the office may in fact be cashing in on those inconveniences and in turn cutting you in the promotion line.
Here are the 10 types of people that are coming out ahead of you at work, and some tips to help you be more like them: