I work at a major finance firm - I joined 3.5 months back so I'm relatively new, but it has been well established that I go above and beyond.
However, last night I had a family emergency and because of that, I missed a morning meeting with a client that I was supposed to lead. One member of my team did show up, but he had no idea what the meeting was about and they spoke about items that were unrelated to the meeting. In a normal situation, this would've been good, but this individual is insecure and will use this against me.
I've already apologized to the client and rescheduled to the earliest available date. What more can I do to ensure that this does not get me too many black marks? How do I handle this?
Update: After I'd already missed the meeting, I realized it. It was scheduled a bit earlier than I usually come into work. Due to the family emergency, I completely forgot that I had a meeting.