Using the magic of the pause button, we learn that chapter one in Ryback's Tactics is titled "Don't Be a Hero." We're not able to see excerpts to gauge his skills as a writer. We can however get a hint of his talents in the kitchen by trying out his recipe for fruit salad with crystallized ginger.
Big Oil's Head Fighter of Oil Fires by Means of Explosion
Putting out deadly fires is obviously courageous. But in On Deadly Ground Seagal wasn't satisfied with such pedestrian badassery. And so in his directorial debut, he gave himself the job of fighting oil fires, using explosives. Leaving the CIA to act as personal firefighting expert to a corrupt Dick Cheney-like oil CEO (Academy-Award winner Michael Caine) is not the usual career path for an action hero. But then, Steven Seagal is not your ordinary action hero. Not in his mind at least.
Taft is well respected among his co-workers. We know this because when he first steps on the scene of an oil fire, we hear looped dialog saying, "Hey, Forrest is here! That fire is as good as out!" But while the job pays well, it's not good for the soul (Taft feels he's sold out and eventually has to quit) or for your health (they try to blow him up).
If you're thinking about applying for Forrest Tafts's job, one thing you should probably know: John C. McGinley, who laid off those people in Office Space has a similar job at Aegis Oil, only they give him a little more leeway and he ends up torturing and killing old people.