I started a DevOps position about 6 months ago at a company that I've been with for 7 years. This company is also footing the bill for a good chunk of my graduate school tuition, and I expect to finish the last two classes by next year (another 5 months).
It's shocking and frustrating to me that I haven't learned that much during my time here despite this hot-title job. There is not enough work to do, very little cross training, and generally an atmosphere of boredom and gloom amongst my colleagues. I think I have maybe 3 things to add to my resume. I'm convinced that it's just a stagnant company culture and I'm ready to move on. But sometimes I wonder if it's my fault and I'm missing the picture?
I've already voiced my concerns to my boss, but he just tells me to "sit over someone's shoulder" and watch what they do. I hate bugging people to show me things. Our organization touts that we use all the latest hot technologies, but I find myself never or rarely getting any hands-on exposure to them.
If I look for a new job, I might jeopardize finishing up my CS degree, but some days I have a burning desire to find something more engaging. How can I explain this to a future employer?