Because people aren't perfect.
An imperfect person wrote that.
I think it represents more of a goal.
It is a noble goal.
It is NOT intended to be a "fact" or a "true average amount of time."
My concern is to be sure that there is nothing wrong on my side that cause this imperfection. Waiting few days is not a big deal if a person commited to work with upwork but that "unknown time period" makes unnecessary questions like the one i got now. It could be better represented by making that warning message without a time tip if it's not a fact to prevent this confusing.
I apologize for the delay. I'll go ahead and follow up with the team, once the process is complete, you will receive an email and a notification about your approval status. Thank you for reaching out to us.
I am seeing this message when I login into the Upwork "
Your profile is under review
You should hear back within 24 hours. You will be able to submit proposals once your profile is approved."
It is more than 24 hours now, but I did not hear back from Upwork team. How do I know the status of my account?
I'll go ahead and follow up your account with the team so that they can proceed with reviewing your account. I apologise for the delay, and thank you for your patience.