Re: Similar but different experience
Had this happen to me, came up with an idea that would save the company about NINETY PERCENT on its electricity bill (and was something I could install piece-meal during the loads of slack time I had).
Even better, the cost of implementing it would be covered by the savings in only 6 months.
Drew it all up, costed out the hardware with our suppliers, factored in replacement parts and MTBF comparisons to the current set up; ease of use and repair etc.
Bound it all up in a binder and took it to my immediate boss, for his approval before sending up the line.
He glanced at it, threw it in the bin and called me a "smart arse".
(This is my boss, an alcoholic who used to wander in pissed as a newt after the pubs closed, to check on the night shift)