1. All the work I've been putting into this project has been all for nothing because my boss is shutting it down.2. All the work I've put into this project has been wasted because my boss is shutting it down.
 for nothing waste付諸東流就是白費的意思，很容易翻譯。
In Taiwan, a male adult may request the alternative miitary service if he cannot do the mandatory military service for a valid reason.