It ran shifts around the clock, every day of the year.
New albums were released in record stores on Tuesdays, but they needed to be pressed, packaged, and shrink-wrapped weeks in advance.
Later, Glover realized that the host had been d.j.’ing with music that had been smuggled out of the plant. Plant policy required all permanent employees to sign a “No Theft Tolerated” agreement.
He knew that the plant managers were concerned about leaking, and he’d heard of employees being arrested for embezzling inventory.
Late in the evening, the host put on music to get people dancing.
“I didn’t think they’d ever look at me for what I was doing.” But the burner took forty minutes to make a single copy, and business was slow.
Glover began to consider selling leaked CDs from the plant.
He knew a couple of employees who were smuggling them out, and a pre-release album from a hot artist, copied to a blank disk, would be valuable.
He began working double shifts, volunteering for every available slot.
“We wouldn’t allow him to work more than six consecutive days,” Robert Buchanan, one of his former managers, said.