It's not uncommon to use the Waiting List to schedule a week or a month's work at a time. However, the date view on the Waiting List is slightly different from the date view on the Calendar or Dispatch Board. You'll notice that the date selection field only has one date:
This date indicates the Start Date on the Waiting List or Package Job:
If you were trying to schedule next week's Jobs, you would want to set the date selection to next Friday. Use the Refresh button to the left of the date selection to apply your changes. That way, you can be sure you're seeing all Jobs that need to be scheduled in that date range.