Its an honest mistake - and unfortunately, honest mistakes can mean little when you are on probation.
However, I will tell you about my honest mistake as a new-hire flight attendant on probation.
Four months after I started flying for my airline I no-call, no-showed. Meaning, I missed my flight without contacting crew scheduling.
I had thought my showtime that day was 3:30pm, when in fact it was 7:00am. The previous night, my phone had died. I remember very clearly thinking "I'll leave it off while charging because I don't ahve to work until 3:30 tomorrow afternoon." I didn't turn it on while charging. When the airline attempted to contact me - they could not do so.
Just one month prior, my company had begun terminating all flight attendants on probation who no-call, no-showed, regardless of past history, work performance, etc. They had had a spike in no-call, no-shows over the summer and set the precedent. I thought for sure I was a gonner.
That afternoon, when I was contacted by corporate, I was certain it was to give me flight information to head to HQ
to turn in my badge, etc. Instead, they offered me a verbal warning and let me know they looked forward to seeing me at work the very next day.
I am certain what saved my job was a complimentary letter sent to HQ
the week prior, from a colleague of mine after we worked a trip together. She is a flight attendant trainer at my airline and I am certain her recommendation and opinion was taken into account when corporate made the decision as to my future with the company.
Hopefully, your company will do the same - take into account the position of your immediate supervisor/colleagues. Sometimes they do do the right thing.
Please direct your attention to the flight attendants in the cabin...