|"Hi, I'm a GSKer."|
"Really? I'm Ex-BMS!"
A cute euphemism for where they used to work.
The Old "Ex-" (Most common): Ex-Pfizer, Ex-Merck, Ex-Lilly, Ex-BMS.
"-Ers": DuPonters, Merckers, GSKers, Genentechers*
"-Ites": Amgenites, Pfizerites
Geography Quiz: Sometimes, chemists will tell you they're from Nutley, Wilmington, or La Jolla, and expect you to intuit their former employers.
"Initials Only" Club: J&J, BASF, B-I, AZ.
Readers, I must be missing several. Have you heard any good ones?
Update, 3/8, 2:35AM - Chemjobber suggests "Pfizer alumni," and a Twitter respondent says the preferred internal term is "colleague."
An anonymous commenter suggests "BioGoners" for Ex-Biogen employees.
*(Yes, I checked all of these out on Google, and all have >150 hits, except "Genentechers" (76), which I usually hear via FiercePharma)