The job status descriptions give you a way to record the progress of a job.
If any of the descriptions are inappropriate for your business, you can change
them. For example, you could change "Pending" to
"Submitted," or "Awarded" to "Accepted."
When you are setting up a job (in the New Job window), editing information
about a job (on the Job Info tab in the Edit Job window), you can choose one of
the status descriptions and apply it to the job.
If a job's status changes, you must edit the job information and assign
a new status description to the job. QuickBooks will not do this for you.