I have to say, about your first example; what an ass! You must have a lot of patience. I remember when I was working for a small company before I decided to go to college that I suggested a design for a mold for a new product they were going to launch, and the owner and my production boss kind of scoffed at the suggestion. I took a term off due to finances to work for them for a short period and they were using the mold I had suggested for their new product and acted like it was their idea. At that point I stopped giving away my ideas.