Since COVID and work-from-home, I have had some trouble with keeping meetings straight. Up until today, I had one meeting I was a bit late for (entirely my fault) and one small one that I missed (due to admittedly confusing scheduling, so my supervisor took the blame).
Due to the second one, I made sure to put it in my Outlook calendar with a 15-minute notification, which has never failed. However, of course, today it failed. And I missed the meeting.
Luckily these meetings have been literally less than 5 minutes and have had no substance thus far. But it was still a bad look. I didn't realize I missed it until about an hour and a half later due to being absorbed in other work. (Tracing through source code...absorbing stuff.)
I e-mailed my supervisor, explained what happened (one sentence), explained what I had done as a result (added the event to two other calendars in the hopes that one will come through), and apologized for "making things hard when they are already difficult enough."
I think what I did was the morally right thing to do: take responsibility, acknowledge how my mistake/irresponsibility hurt others, and show that I am taking steps to improve. But I'm wondering if, from a professional standpoint, I just drew more attention to my mistake and made myself look worse.
What would you guys have recommended I do in this situation?
Edit: It's October now, and I'm still working from home full-time. I have improved greatly and haven't missed any meetings since then, or even been significantly late (5 minutes max, which is good for our company culture). I'm happy to be able to look back at this post and see improvement.