I don't know about the sponsorship stuff, but it does sound a little like Mitrione might have overreacted. I mean if you have only been working together for 4 weeks, it might be best to sit down and talk it out privately. Also as for disrespecting his wife, it could be as Mitrione said, but it also could be he just told his wife sorry I can't discuss your husbands business with you. My wife and I have no separation of our our business or finances, but I know that is not always the case. Unless the manager was specifically told he could discuss his business with her, I think he was right not to. It could also be the guy is a dick and thinks women should stay out of their man's business. Either way I think it would have been better to handle it privately.